Though Lum can’t afford the $300 bill on the new church piano, he can’t help but revel in the praise poured on him from the members of the congregation. Grandpap and Abner tell about how Lum’s worries are over from both the law, and from Sister Simpson. The new piano has paved the way to forgivness.
Abner and grandpap look out the window to describe the scene of Lum beaming with pride, as the folks of Pine Ridge keep admiring him. Now the two gents fear the inflated ego they’ll have to deal with from Lum for the next few days.
Reality of paying such a large amount of money does wonders on bringing Lum’s head out of the clouds. Phone calls come in that pump Lum up, and deflate him. Especially that one that notifies him his bank account is overdrawn.