Drowsy Duster, a genial specimen of the genus "hobo" is the target for an old maid who, taking advantage of leap year, proposes to him. He finally tells her to get the license and he will wait. The moment she is gone he flees for his life. Drowsy now goes to sleep before a classy billboard on which is depicted "La Belle Cassie," a noted actress. Suddenly Cassie comes to life, steps out of the sign and asks Drowsy to escort her home. He joyfully does so where he obtains a shave and swell clothes. Cassie now takes him to the theater, where Drowsy is suddenly called upon to take the part of the hero, who is ill. Drowsy costumes up in old Roman style, rehearses his role of sawing off the villain's bead and is a great hit. The manager engages him on the spot at a fabulous salary, the curtain goes up. Drowsy and Cassie prepare to make their entrance when, Drowsy is rudely jerked to his feet and gazes into the grinning face of the old maid, who has returned with the marriage license and a ...
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