Abner reviews the story thus far with grandpap, about the construction project that Lum has arranged. He had picked rivals who had once been trying to date the widow. A situation that had broken down with all three parties not speaking to each other. Lum managed to make a special deal with each of the individuals to get his house built, and it would work, if he can keep them from knowing about the others involvement.
Later, Abner visits the construction site, and finds Lum sprawled on the ground. Has he been hurt? Has the expected fight between the contractors, and the widow blown up?
Lum explains that for now the widow hasn’t made her visit, and his secret is safe. He was just doing some inspecting of the building.
Squire Skimp enters the picture, trying to appeal to Lum for making a donation to the USO and Community Chest. Cedric enters with a secret about why the widow couldn’t make her visit today.