Lum has invested in the hotel, and made arrangements to manage it. Grandpap is to take over duties in running the Jot ‘Em Down store, but Lum may have made a deal that might be unreasonable for himself to keep.
Problems arise as Lum hires help for the hotel, promising room and board for his prospects. Meanwhile, Cedric has been painting in the store, and painted himself into a corner. How will Abner figure to get him out?
Ideas are tossed around, and attempted, but Cedric seems doomed to stand in the corner for a while. Will Lum still have trouble hiring more workers for his hotel? Lum cautions Cedric to look before he leaps, but Abner is doubtful about his decisions in the hotel. Not to mention his idea to cover Cedrics tracks after walking from his corner.