Horlicks: the original malted milk.
Let’s see what’s happening in Pine Ridge. Lately the rolling store has been dealing with several snags, but today the engine has been fixed, the shelves are fixed, and Lum and Abner are able to make the rounds for business.
In Dick Huttleston’s store, he good naturedly talks with Grandpap about the success that Lum and Abner are having as he takes phone calls. The calls are about business that he’s losing to the rolling store. A call is even about what to name the new store.
Just then Abner enter to tell how good business has been. Sales were small by the person, but nearly everybody bought something. Dick and Abner turn the talk towards Squire and his silver mine. It seems that nobody in town has seen any returns from their dividends yet, and cash flow is tight in town as they all wait for their investment to pay off.
Lum follows Abner in to give the report on the financial success of the day, and about a little accident he had.
On a practical side, Dick asks about the expenses of operating the store. Though the daily expense seems fine to me, there were some added expenses that wiped out their good day of sales.