Horlicks: Great for warding off hunger, and keeping you at top speed when you’re working. Good for keeping away travel sickness.
Down in Pine Ridge Lum has planned a fake kidnapping, but he never dreamed of how well it would work out for him. It has restored his good standing in the community after the big fiasco of the silver mine scandal.
Dick Huttleston talks with Lum about the newspaper story he is writing at the request of the paper editor. Lum reads what he has written so far, a mixture of humility and self promotion. Somehow, in his article, he forgot to mention the reason behind the bragging, and tacks on a footnote about the kidnapping, and Abner.
As a friend, Dick candidly asks for an off the record account of how the kidnap rescue took place. Which stories can he believe? What kind of place was Abner held in? What did the kidnappers look like, and where might they have gone? Abner pops in just in time to rescue Lum from his embarrassing situation. Realizing that certain questions just won’t go away, Lum and Abner put the beginnings on ironing out a kidnap story that makes sense.
Also Abner reports that the stockholders of the silver mine have had another meeting, and they may still have some gripes with Lum over the issue of their stocks. Grandpap drops in to read Lum a resolution that the stockholders voted on. Lum is defensive until he learns that the resolution is to apologize, and ask him to take over management of their interests again.
Horlicks: Delicious and refreshing. Just add water and mix well, no other milk or flavoring unless you desire it. Serve it at all your social functions.