Lum still seeks a worthy manuscript for his new publishing house, and Abner frets over the bills of the Jot ‘Em Down store. We find them in the store, reading a letter for Lum. It claims that certain dramatic events occured right in Pine Ridge some years ago. Just after the Civil War, a treasure trove of jewels was buried in a yard in town. Where, where, where? Abner seems to know, but the family mentioned hasn’t lived in town for years.
Who has that property now, and how can Lum manage to buy it? Squire enters, and of course he’s the one who Lum has to deal with about the property in question. Get ready for some big time wheeling and dealing action as Squire and Lum match wits to get the best deal. Can Lum keep his intentions for the land secret, to keep Squire from jacking up his prices? Can Squire interest Lum in some other properties?
The deal goes down, but Abner points out something that hints that Squire has won this battle.