No matter how hard his mother tries Georgie will not have a bath and shuns all efforts to get him to wash. In the end his mother gives up and lets him be a ‘mucky pup’. Over the next few days he gets dirtier and smellier and is sent home from school as no one can stand the smell. Even his mother tells him he can’t come in until he has a bath. Unrepentant Georgie walks the streets trying to find a place to stay. Eventually the only place he can find is a rubbish bin – where he is carted off by the bin men!