Three little kittens go out walking and ridicule a little orphan tramp kitten because he doesn’t have any mittens. They lose their mittens, just like in the nursery rhyme. Fearing that their mother won’t let them have pie, they pretend that their mittens were stolen. Their mother calls the police, who arrest every criminal in town. In the police lineup, the boys accuse the vagabond kitten they met. When asked to name the culprit, they name the kitten. He denies committing the crime, and the cops threaten to hang him. This causes the boys to relent and tell the truth. Their friend is off the hook, and the kittens adopt him.