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    A Bray Studios production. Animation.

    A postman throws a letter at a letter box on the porch of a house. It misses and lands on the step. A black maid comes out on to the porch and finds the letter. Speech bubble with the words, "I'll fix him" appears. Bobby walks by the side of the house. He is playing at sergeant major with a dog, cat and mouse marching behind him holding sticks as rifles. He gives them orders. The dog accidentally hits the cat on the head with his stick. The cat hits the dog. More funny business ensues. The maid comes out and nails a notice on the wall saying: "Mail Box Here". Bobby goes and has a look and scratches his head, then laughs as he has a bright idea. He changes the sign to read: "Small Pox Here".

    The maid is sleeping in a chair. Bobby leans through the window and draws spots on her face. His dog jumps up on to the window ledge to see what is going on. He laughs. The mail man arrives. He sees the sign and his hat flies off in surprise. Then the spotty maid comes out on to the porch. She sees that he has dropped a letter on the step and gets angry. She chases him off down the street and all the letters fly out of his bag as he runs along. Bobby goes up to the Chief of Police and tells him that the maid is breaking quarantine. He chases after her on his bike. He lassos the maid and pulls her along behind him to the Jail. A fight ensues with the maid holding the mayor's hair and punching him in the face. She bounces him off the walls. He pulls a gun on her. She grabs it from him and shoots his hair off, then his boots. She looks at herself in the mirror and sees the spots. She sees the changed sign. She grabs Bobby and his dog by the hair, puts them into bed with spots painted on them and feeds them medicine. (Bobby spits his out on the floor). Sign on the porch reads: "Measles Here".

    The last shot is signed - possibly Earl Hurd.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:02:00 / 01:59:21:00
    EP 063
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    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
    Epidemics Bobby Bumps
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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