Mr. Hardy takes his daughter Flora and her beau, Jim, to see the circus when he gets an order to deliver milk. Professor Bluff, the elephant trainer, charms Flora by his pretended bravery. He becomes the idol of her dreams, and her love for Jim grows cold. A few days later Flora is in the barn collecting eggs, when she suddenly finds herself surrounded by four elephants who have escaped from the circus. She is at first alarmed, but the elephants are so friendly, she gradually learns that they are very docile and affectionate. Professor Bluff comes upon the scene. He tells her not to be afraid as he is their master. With an air of bravado, he drives them from the barn and poses as a hero. Flora sees through his false pretenses, and disgustedly expresses her opinion about "bunk" heroes in red coats and gold trimmings. The fallen hero can scarcely recover from his chagrin. When he does, he seeks a reconciliation with Flora. He finds her walking with her first and true love, Jim Hardy. ...
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