The story begins in Mr. Nankivel's country studio where he and little Dot are sojourning during the warm spell and incidentally doing some trick drawing for the edification of a country friend. Unable to secure the services of a model, he makes himself up to represent that eccentric and funny individual known as Uncle Mun and standing before a large mirror he draws his life-sized reflection. While thus engaged, the village minister enters and excitingly describes the capsizing of a canoe on the lake, precipitating a young man and his sweetheart, the minister's daughter, to the bottom. Uncle Mun now rushes to the rescue with a goodly number of villagers following in his wake. Arriving at the lake-side, he discovers, by the aid of a wonderful spy-glass, the young couple, quite contented at the bottom of the lake. This discovery causes no end of excitement among the villagers, who are at a loss to know how to bring the young couple back among them, until Uncle Mun strikes the brilliant ...
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