An old man after patting a horse for a while sits down on a bench and starts to read. The horse becomes frightened and runs away. A little boy notices the horse running away and runs to tell the man. The old man is a little hard of hearing and cannot hear what the boy is saying. The boy yells louder, and finding he cannot make the man hear, he gets a policeman and they both yell at him, the old gent putting his hand to his ear as if he doesn't understand. Then they press a pedestrian in service. The three yell at the top of their voices at the old gent, and still he does not hear. The policeman then thinks of a scheme and hunts up an elocution teacher and brings him back, but he cannot make the old man hear, and the four of them together yell at him. The policeman then secures a big megaphone and yells at him through it, but this proves of no avail. Finally they all get together and yell through megaphones at him, but still he does not hear. The policeman then thinks of another scheme...