Dr. Bradley has been trying without success to amputate Peter Dixon's grouch. Peter is the original hard shell crab, and his contracting business suffers. When Jimmie Bradley, the doctor's son, comes home from college with a commercial education, friends try to get him the position of office manager for Dixon. On the mayor's recommendation Dixon gives him a trial. He effects a complete change in the office and in Dixon. The grouch permits himself to be taught golf and startles his wife and daughter by his change in demeanor and attire. Suspicious, they follow him to the country club and find him gaily chatting with a number of girls. There is a scene and Jimmie is discharged in front of everybody. But Mrs. Dixon, Helen and Jimmie are contented, nevertheless, the latter two for more than one reason.
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