Unable to pay the extra fare, The Girl--returning home after failing to make good in the city--bundles her pet dog to look like a baby. On the train the dog is mistaken for a kidnaped baby, and The Girl is left with the real baby. The presence of the baby coupled with the extraordinary explanation causes The Girl's guardians to doubt her and the town to ring with gossip. The original kidnapers, who have followed her home, attempt to retrieve the baby, and The Girl, discovered fainting in the arms of The Man who befriended her on the train, is turned out of her home. The Man loses his job for shielding The Girl. Just as they are being marched to the outskirts of town to be tarred and feathered, the guardians arrive with the real parents to claim the baby. The Girl marries her protector.