Summer is over, and Gildersleeves takes Marjorie and LeRoy shopping for school supplies. Uncle Mort gets the bill for the shopping spree, and is glad he only has two kids to raise. Any more, and he’s afraid he couldn’t afford it. Then it happens. He finds a baby that was left in his back seat. Who did it? Where did she come from? It appears that Gildy is stuck with an extra kid until the mom can be found.
Everybody falls in love with the abandoned child. As frustrated as Gildersleeves is, he still manages to do right by the baby. The Judge wants to arrange for the baby to be taken to an orphanage. Gildersleeves seems eager to send the baby away, but is resigned to keep her for a few days. Surely he won’t let that sweet little baby go to a home, will he?
Gildy heads to Peavey’s Drug store to get away, and seek some advice. For all his bluster, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeves turns out to be a big softy.