In a way, a continuation of the ""State Fair"" theme -- Sweeney's mule, Sixteen Hands, wins a blue ribbon at the International in Chicago, Sweeney's wife and daughter meet a French count, Sweeney is offered a job buying mules for the French government which his wife makes him accept. They go to Washington and his wife plays for high stakes socially, counting on a promised inheritance to take care of the financial side. The mule leads Sweeney into unexpected, and funny situations, and after many mishaps, his daughter marries the right man and Sweeney is at last able to return to his home town. Likeable people whose story is simply told. Whole-some, but not damningly so, for it is entertaining and appealing in its directness.