Bill and Gale begin to fight because the breakfast is not to his liking and finally the wife drives him from the house. On the street an Italian is beating a mule unmercifully. Bill becomes enraged at the cruelty and knocks the driver unconscious. So the mule follows him. He hires a policeman to hold the mule while he gets away, but a woman comes to ask the cop a question and the mule escapes, giving the two of them a terrific kick. The animal continues to follow Bill, who has stopped to get a shoeshine. Bill is reading the newspaper when he sees that his shoes are not being cleaned and, looking about, faces the mule. He hides behind a statue, in a barrel, climbs a telephone pole, all in vain. The man hastens to his office building and slams the elevator door just as the mule enters and begins to climb the stairs. Bill finds his clerk making love to Lillian, the stenographer, and Gale, having repented her treatment of her husband, enters and finds Bill with his arms around his ...
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