Two suitors quarrel over a lady at her sewing in a hammock, and at a picnic.
They are pool-players more skilled than any.
After the game, one is head-down in a rain barrel, the other down in the basement with a comfortable bottle, a goldfish bowl is no more.
The lady is incensed, menfolk storm the basement.
Escaping, W.C. Fields helps Bud Ross out of the barrel, receives a fountain in the face, and dunks him in again.
A real masterpiece.