Dr. Miller is a mild mannered man and enjoys the companionship of his family consisting of his wife, mother and little girl. His next door neighbor is Mrs. Jones and she makes a pastime of peering into the doctor's dining-room. One evening as she is peeking through the curtains, she sees the doctor chide the butler and maid for placing a gravy-stained napkin upon the table. He is annoyed and shows his annoyance in his demeanor. Mrs. Jones hastens to Mrs. Brown and tells in confidence of the brutal conduct of the doctor toward his family. He is pictured as having shaken his little daughter to the point of strangulation, breaking furniture and otherwise playing the role of a brute, Mrs. Brown cannot resist the temptation for gossip and she hurries over to Mrs. Smith with another elaborated tale of the exciting doings in the Miller household. In this latest narrative Mrs. Miller and the butler are involved and the cause of the doctor's anger is ascribed to this. According to Mrs. Brown's...
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