A horse shoe is an omen of good luck. Tom, the little bootblack, believes it, so does his sister Susie, and they are very proud of the one which Tom has just found and upon which he pins his faith in starting out for his day's business. Mamie, the nurse maid in wealthy Mr. Carter's family, and Hodges, the butler, are always jollying and joking each other, and incidentally thinking up some practical joke to play on each other. Hodges thinks of one which he considers capital. He awaits his chance to play it on the unsuspecting nurse. The opportunity comes when the nurse has the baby out in the park for an airing. While she is talking with a policeman, Hodges removes the baby, while still asleep, from its carriage and hides it in the bushes, some little distance away. After her tete-a-tete with the cop she discovers the loss of the child. The bluecoat and the nurse start on a wild hunt, without result. In the meantime Tom happens along the pathway where the little one is hidden, is ...
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