Tom and Alan went for a day at the beach (1940s). They are neighbors who are very friendly toward each other. They live close by, and walked there with no shoes on.
Tom brought a ball that didn't belong to him, and they lost it in the water. The ball belonged to Alan, and he was upset that it got lost. They had a small argument because Alan wanted his ball back. The man in the background is keeping an eye on them to make sure it doesn't become a total fist-fight. Alan tried to punch Tom, but the man intervened. They made up, and bought a 3-cent ice cream cone to share.