May and Maud Smith are two sisters living in a hall room at Mrs. Prune's. They are out of work and very despondent. So is Jimmie, who occupies the room next to the girls. They are all delinquent in their board bill, and Jimmie tries to steal up to his room without the landlady seeing him, but Mrs. Prune comes out and demands her rent. Jimmie shows her a letter that he has prospects of a job, but she wants her money and refuses to allow him in the dining room, until he has paid. He goes to his room and on the way meets the two girls, who were fortunate enough to have had enough money to pay part of their board and thus entitled to a meal, at least. The girls attempt to smuggle Jimmie into the dining room, but the untimely appearance of Mrs. Prune frustrates their plan. Jimmie is sitting in his room, disconsolate and hungry, when he hears voices in the adjoining room. He listens at the door and hears one of the girls exclaim, "Here is a way out of our difficulties," and then, "It's the ...
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