A rather selfish and frivolous widow, Mrs. Robins goes away to spend the summer with a gay party of tourists, leaving her little son, Bobby, in the care of a nurse. One day, while out for a walk, Bobby becomes acquainted with Dick Bronson, a scientist, who gets locked in his room and is helped out by Bobby, who climbs over the transom of the door and gets the key for him. After this Bobby meets Dick several times and a strong friendship is formed between them. In one of his letters to his mother, Bobby tells about Dick and gets him to add a postscript, which he does saying that he is hoping soon to meet the mother of his little companion. Mrs. Robins is amused when she gets the letter, but at the same time angry at Dick's remark, which seems somehow to imply that she should be at home with her boy. By the advice of George French, her latest suitor, she writes to the nurse, saying that she must not allow Bobby to meet Mr. Bronson again and to Bronson asking him not to see the boy. ...
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