"Fatty" is very lazy, and when he goes in the morning to milk the cows and attend to his farm duties, he takes a little nap by the haystack, but his father always catches him and keeps him moving. The object of Fatty's devotion is Lucy Lee. Zeke, a long, gawky young country lad, also has a liking for Lucy, He spends most of his time down by the water, fishing. Lucy, being very fond of fishing, goes with Zeke when he comes around on this particular morning, leaving Fatty looking after them longingly. Fatty cannot stand his loneliness, so he goes to the water's edge, where he finds the two young fishers. He takes a dime novel from his pocket and reads all about heroes and their daring exploits. Lucy sees it, grabs it and goes away with Zeke to read it. Fatty is found sitting on the boat landing and is shoved into the water by his irate father. When Fatty drags his weary steps homeward he is afraid to go in to his father, and so hides in the chicken coop. A chicken thief enters and is ...
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