A neatly dressed young man with a tray of meat [?] on one shoulder passes a tramp walking along a path. Spotting the food, the tramp promptly lifts it off and begins to run away. With the butcher and now two dogs in keen pursuit, the tramp runs past a house, watched from the stoop by a woman and two young boys. The tramp climbs into a large barrel with the loot. Several dogs follow him inside. The butcher pulls the dogs out one by one, eventually dragging the tramp out before a struggle in the field ensues.