After Lum’s plan to force Abner to pay room and board to large, hungry families of Pine Ridge, a truce is called. Abner confides in Cedric that he still has an upper hand in the business. When Dick enters, Abner shares a little about the latest news about Mr Wilson, the detective, and some of Lum’s shady activity.
Is Lum still working for the gang? Why hasn’t Mr Wilson taken action against the gang? Something big is about to happen, but does it have to do with the detective leaving town? Or with Lum’s secret activity with the gang?
Lum tries to hint at Dick that he has been trying to pull a fast one with the gang. Secrets and mysteries run just under the surface. Is Lum a crook or not?