Tom Taylor, the owner of a pretty rustic cottage, where he lives all alone, believes himself to be a woman hater, and reproaches his friend John Sparks, when the latter tries to ornament the cottage with posters of women. Taylor's property is valuable, and at the opening of the play a financier purchases it at a satisfactory figure. To close the deal, Taylor is obliged to go to the financier's hotel, and there he attracts the attention of four pretty young girl guests. One of them, Lou Bennett, asks John to introduce Tom. This John declines to do on the ground that Tom is a woman hater. Lou bets the other girls that she can make Tom fall in love with her, and propose to her within a week. They take the bet, and not knowing Tom's name or where he lives, they follow his horse, borrowing a buggy built for two that is waiting outside the hotel. Lou meets Tom, and wins her bet; he falls in love with her. But incidentally the girl loses her own heart. Tom finds he has been tricked, and is ...
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