The Progressive Book Agent (1911) HD online
The Progressive Book Agent
A foxy book agent comes to a general storekeeper in a country town and expatiates upon the merits of a book that he is handling. The storekeeper does not want to buy it and tells him he has no money and that he will have to see his wife. The book-agent goes at once to the storekeeper's house and tells the wife that her husband wants the book and wants her to pay for it. She gives the book agent $2.00 and he leaves the book. The agent then proceeds back to the storekeeper and tells him that his wife desires a copy very much and for him to buy one for her. In this way the book agent gets $2 from the merchant and starts on his way to the depot. After he has gone the storekeeper notices that the book fakir has not left a copy of the book and dispatches his son to overtake the book agent and get the volume. The boy comes upon the man and tells him that he wants the book. The agent gives him the book, but tells him that there is $2.00 due on it, whereupon the boy digs deep into his pockets ...
Released as a split reel along with the comedy Apples and Destiny (1911).