Carl receives an invitation from his old bachelor uncle to come and make his home at the uncle's country place while he is away on a visit. He warns him against the cranky old maid who lives next door. Miss Tabathia going away to visit her sister, warns her niece, Nellie, to look out for the mean old bachelor next door. Carl arrives with his fox terrier pup. The dog on an exploring expedition locates the cat next door, which he promptly trees. Nellie resents the pup's visit and writes a note to her neighbor, telling him to keep his dog at home. The next morning Carl replies and a quarrel takes place over the garden wall without each other's identity being disclosed. The pup makes another visit. Carl, searching for his dog, discovers he has a charming neighbor. The next day the kitten goes visiting and is returned by Carl with the natural consequence. Carl and Nellie become friends with the usual result, the young people are betrothed.
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