The new stranger in town has everybody eager to imitate his honest ways. Cedric even goes as far as to dress like Diogenes, and even carrying a lantern like him. Lum goes over the details of who the secret deputies are, and who they might be.
Everyone has been thinking of ways to be particularly kind to one another in order to win the $10k reward for honesty. The catch phrase of the day is, “Wonderful World” and being secretive and generous has the town acting disgustingly nice.
Grandpappy Spears comes in to talk in hushed tones about the odd behavior of the citezens of Pine Ridge, as they try to guess who the deputies are. The two old gents play checkers, but will the effort at being kind prevent their usual argument over the checker game?