A wonderfully simple story of Mr. Ningle (Richard Hearne) who lost his job in the City many years ago, but didn't want to tell his wife. So he goes off to town each day in his pinstripe and bowler then changes his clothes and works as a pavement artist. Unfortunately Bill Shine (a reporter) is sent to tail him, but when Ningle suddenly dissappears Shine calls the police. They find Ningle's clothes and assume he's been killed. A suspicious character seen near the scene is of course Ningle himself and the police set out to track Ningle in connection with his own death!