A hard working father finds it next to impossible to find a room where he can concentrate his thoughts. His mother-in-law's squeaking parrot drives him from the sitting-room, to his bedroom, where he gets into trouble because of his wife's pet dog and entering another room where all seems quiet he is interrupted by his two daughters who come in and scrape ragtime on the violin. Again he removes his account books, this time to his son's mom, where he is about to enjoy peace and quiet when the son begins his usual exercise on the punching bag. In utter disgust he returns to his bedroom where at last he finds quiet, his wife having retired for the night. He manages to put in two hours when he is again annoyed by the dog. It is almost midnight, but he determines to finish the work and decides to try the sitting-room once more. Here, however, he encounters a hungry tramp who has entered the house for the purpose of obtaining food. A bright plan now enters the old man's head; he transforms ...
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