John Carr is discharged from the hospital cured. Through a friend, he secures a position working at the Public Playgrounds. Carr is a veritable "grouch." He is disrespectful to the woman who visit the grounds and worse to the children. When John Carr realizes what his ugly temper and disrespect for others means, his conscience asserts itself and he tries to make amends by a complete regeneration, which he gradually brings about, and we behold in him a changed man, no longer despised, kind to the children and with a higher regard for the feelings and authority of others.
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