Grandpap and Abner are in the Jot ‘Em Down store to talk about the latest happenings in their lives. Grandpap talks about the strain of being a telegram delivery boy, and his need for a vacation from it. As the two gents argue over trivia about the telegraph, Cedric arrives with a piano.
Is the new piano a trade in, and upgrade on the messed up church piano that Lum sent to the county seat for tuning? Abner talks about Henry Lunsford’s suspicions that Lum damaged it, and Sister Simpson’s desire to push for a law suit over her embarrassment.
Lum enters to verify the church piano was in too bad of shape to fix. Why doesn’t he know anything about the new piano that just came? It’s the one he ordered for his tuning business, but it’s only for a 30 day free trial. Can he get back to return it? Can he face up to the church and ask for it back, or will he be stuck for the $300 bill to buy it for the church?