A disheveled-looking woman yawns and stretches in a kitchen. She runs to light the stove before beginning to polish a boot. She scratches her face, leaving a black mark above her lip. Laughing at her reflection in a mirror she wipes the mark away with a cloth. Suddenly she realizes the stove isn't lit. In a flash of inspiration she pours paraffin into the stove, winking to the camera in a medium close-up shot. The lights a match and disappears in a cloud of smoke as the stove explodes. In a shot across the rooftops, Mary Jane is seen shooting out of the chimney pot before pieces of her rain down from the sky. Her gravestone is shown. It reads "Here lies Mary Jane who lighted the fire with paraffin. Rest in pieces." A screen wipe introduces the following scene at her graveside, where a man rakes leaves. A group of women arrive and he directs them to her resting place, where they sob into hankies. The ghost of Mary Jane appears, superimposed onto the image, wearing white clothes. She scares them off holding a bottle of paraffin above her head before disappearing again.