Colonel Crompton, a bachelor, and his nephew, Charles, live in a house adjoining that of Matilda Scraggs, an old maid, whose niece, Nell, is very much in love with the bachelor's nephew. The old folks are neighborly neighbors until one day the colonel's dog bites the old maid's cat and the trouble begins. The colonel declares his nephew must pay no more attention to Nell. The old maid forbids her niece to speak to Charles. The young folks, however, carry on their courtship just the same over the fence which divides the rear courts to their adjoining houses. The elders tear them apart whenever they catch them in conversation, and so persistent are they in their endeavors to separate the young couple that Charles and Nell secretly make an agreement to change their tactics and pretend to quarrel. This has the desired effect on the old people, who are contrary enough to induce the young people to make up again, especially as Charles makes himself quite agreeable to the old maid and Nell ...
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