Jones is engaged to a jealous girl, Ethel. His stenographer has a fainting spell in his office and Jones attempts to revive her. Ethel walks into the office and sees the girl in Jones' arms and bounces out. She sends Jones a note breaking her engagement, and in despair he attempts to commit suicide. He prepares a large glass of poison, while his partner vainly tries to prevent him from carrying out his plan. The partner resorts to a clever ruse, putting the telephone receiver down and calling Jones, telling him Ethel wants to speak to him. While Jones is at the phone the partner empties the glass of poison and replaces the liquid with water. Jones swallows the water, and just then a letter comes from Ethel asking forgiveness for her peevishness. Now Jones wants to live, and he imagines he is going to dies. He sends for a doctor, and his imagination plays him queer pranks. Already he can feel the poison working in his stomach. The partner says nothing, thinking to teach Jones a good ...
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