To review the complications on Lum’s construction site, Abner tells grandpap about the shotgun weilding folks. Widow Cobb had gotten over her spell of hay fever, and discovered her ex-suitor there to build the house. Sparks fly, and the house is ordered to be not only stopped, but taken down. Will this set back put Lum into one of his deep depressions?
When Lum enters, he is in good enough spirits, and has plans to rebound from the fiasco. Leveraging some credit, Lum sells the lumber to buy the widow’s land. Now he’s facing a building project, and no materials. Can Squire Skimp help get some exxtra funds for Lum? The whole operation on credit has Abner both confused and worried.
With money and investments flying in all directions, a phone call from Squire has good news for Lum. Sort of.