Lum is the focus of plenty of trouble. For now, we join Abner as he talks to Lum about the recent events. A review of the mix up with the locket, and proposal is recounted. Lum gives details about his encounter with Gussie, and that she isn’t sweet on him at all.
Though Lum is relieved, the matter has Snake riled up to his previous tough and mean self. Mousey Gray enters to tell Lum how angry he is at him. If even the mild mannered Mousey is upset over Lum, it makes him feel that the whole town is against him. But why is Mousey so mad? He never quite says. There’s an important lodge meeting coming up, and the matter with Snake doesn’t seem to be resolved quite yet.