"Weary" William, who is hungry and obsessed with a desire to make some easy money, hits upon a really excellent idea. The inspiration comes when he finds a stray pup, which appears to be in about the same fix as he, hungry and homeless. "Weary" appropriates the dog and plans his campaign. He finds that he needs more dogs, a bunch of dog collars and a sign. After he has corralled a score or more of canines with collars, each bearing the name "Rover," he gets busy with a sign which reads to the effect: "$100 reward for the return of my pet dog, bearing collar with the name 'Rover.' Mrs. Dogonyon, 22 Stung Street." The sign is posted, and "Weary" lingers close by to await developments. Things start immediately. A copper wanders by and reads the sign with interest. The hobo, unfearful, hurries back to his corral, selects a canine, and hurries back to the copper's beat. The limb of the law is easily roped in, pays five dollars for the dog, and hurries off to claim the reward. "Weary" ...
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