Lum has decided not to pursue a career as an author, but he still wants to focus on the literary field. He feels there’s more to be made in the publishing business. What does this mean for the future of the grocery store? Mousey enters with hopes of being the first author of the Ed’ards and E’dards Publishing Company. Will his book of poems be marketable?
Sister Simpson gets the run around when she tries to put in her order, and Lum tries to make himself out to be more important than he is. Mousey recites a sample of his poetry, about his mother the blacksmith. He has one about a Hoot Owl, and it’s only 29 stanzas long. That phone call with Sister Simpson seems a little more interesting at this point.
The web of lies to build Lum’s self importance seems to be catching up with him as the persistent Sister Simpson keeps calling back. Will the old gal get satisfaction over her complaint? Will Mousey get he chance to recite his poetry? Lum and Abner leave, and leave Mousey and Sister Simpson to talk together on the phone.