At the office where Mr. Tootles is employed, the clerks make him the butt of all their jokes, and even the boss himself joins in the merriment at Tootles' expense. The mere presence of a woman plunges him into the most ridiculous embarrassment, and with the exception of Maria, the slavey at his boarding house, he is afraid of them all. One day, however, an adventure comes into his life. A lady in a limousine nearly runs over a child, who is rescued by Tootles. The lady thanks him and invites him into the car, insisting on bringing him to his destination. It happens that when the lady alights at a store, Tootles' fellow-clerks strolling by, see their much abused friend apparently enjoying the height of luxury. They are hardly able to believe it, but when the stylish lady comes out of the store and enters the car with him, they simply stare open-mouthed. Next day at the office he is surrounded and questioned eagerly, but Tootles has gained wisdom, and nonchalantly tells them, "just a ...
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