Differences between Lum and Abner were almost patched up. A last minute arguement has found Lum storming off with a library book where grandpap hid the letter that disolved the longstanding partnership. Today in the Jot ‘Em Down store, Abner faces the ordeal of trying to get back that letter, and avoid Squire Skimp. Still, the sneaky and scheming Squire might just be the person to help Lum get his partnership back.
Led on by Squire, Lum plans a break in to swipe the letter that he doesn’t know that he already has. Since Squire owes Abner money on his grocery bill, he sees his chance to play both sides of the fence, and warns Abner about the planned robbery.