Thrown in as "filler" for a longer Essanay release, the little comedy barely ran two minutes. A somewhat foolhardy father gives his baby a nickel. Baby's older sibling grabs the five-cent piece to buy candy. The mother enters the room, notices that baby no longer holds the nickel, and assumes that the kid has deposited the coin "down the hatch." The panicky mom runs off to find a doctor, whereupon the older children return with their lollipops. When mom returns, she figures out the truth and gives her older offspring a few strategically administered spanks.
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