Lum is forced to keep obligations to attend a family event with Snake Hogan, and he talks to Abner about it. Abner gets a little confused over Lum’s description of family pictures. Or was that a picture of a bear…? On another point of frustration, Mousey still hasn’t told Lum why he’s so mad at him. When Mousey enters, and Abner is bannished to the feed room for privacy, the secret is out. He is sweet on Gussie, and is upset that Lum is stealing her away from him.
The mild mannerd Mousey is so worked up into a rage that he’s not listening to Lum’s excuses. Is Lum underestimating the soft spoken Mousey?