Pedro takes a fresh shave and Hank shines his boots as they were never polished before, because, as may be supposed, there is a woman in the case. The two old partners are rivals for the affections of Marie, a pretty store keeper, and one is ever trying to steal a march on the other. Pedro steals off to the store and buys a pipe, no less than the fortieth one, some excuse being necessary. Hank enters and buys tobacco, although he has enough to last for years. Each day this continues, and each partner believes he has made wonderful progress toward winning the coveted hand. A chance for one to outdo the other is never let go by, and on one occasion Hank thought he saw the chance of a lifetime. Two "drunks" have passed him, taking the direction of the store, and Hank fears for Marie. He follows their course and when they have entered the store, rushes in. But drunken strength is too much for Hank, and before long they have him powerless on the floor and were it not for the arrival of ...
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