Being kicked out of town, and forced to camp on a near by hilltop, Lum decides to act on Caleb Wehandt’s plan. The exiled men plan to raid the government records, and move the location of Pine Ridge to their hilltop camp site.
Abner gets a little confused on the strategy of the night time raid, figring that if you’re going to steal a town, why not go for a big city like St louis? Or Chicago? . Hey, that does make sense. You’d even get a baseball team or two in the process. Cedric joins the team to handle the heavy work.
With the night patrol on their mission, Lum and Squire sit around the campfire, wondering what could be taking so long. Has there been an unplanned difficulty? Even Dick Huddleston has some doubts that the plan might not have been so well thought out. Even if the men can acquire the records to move the town, what’s the next step? Will the women go for making the move
When Abner returns he has word of not only moving the government records, but the post office records as well. According to Dick, moving Federal records of a post Office is a serious Federal offense. Uh-Oh.
PS: That post office idea of Abner’s is actually a good one. It’s how the town of Wauters became known as Pine Ridge back in 1936. The difference is that one followed proper procedure, and not a raid in the night. Oopsie.