Great excitement has Pine Ridge all abuzz. Lum and Cedric were to stand trial, but both have broken out of jail, and fled.
Today Squire Skimp talks to Abner in the Jot ‘Em Down store, trying to figure out where the refugees might be. Has Lum’s escape made him look more guilty than he is? Abner is upset over losing his bail money he put up for Lum. Still, he’s torn between losing his money and house, rather than see his friend sit in the penitentiary.
The government agent, Mr Fremont enterss, sure that Abner is holding back, and knows where Lum is hiding. Will the smooth talking agent trick the information out of Abner? Put under pressure, Abner confesses hiding places ranging from Alasky to Africky, but does Fremont believe him? The agent is sure Abner knows something, and tosses him in jail until he fesses up.