Slippery Slim answers an ad for a bright young man to work as assistant in the Snakeville Beauty Parlors. He is accepted. Handbills are then distributed announcing the formal opening of the parlors. Sophie is the first to arrive for treatment. She asks for a massage. The doctor proceeds with his treatment, first by placing a warm cloth on her face. He then leaves the room for a few minutes, and Slim, thinking he is rather idle for an energetic assistant, picks up the tea kettle and pours hot water on Sophie's cloth-covered face. She jumps up and runs screaming from the place to tell her father. Shortly after she returns with almost all the inhabitants of Snakeville, and they attack the beauty parlors in full force. Slim and the doctor soon find themselves cell-mates.
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