Rainy weather persists in Pine Ridge, and Abner is still at home with laryngitis. Lum and Doc Withers talk with Lizabeth on the telephone for a medical progress report. Will doc’s advice for Abner do the trick? The absentminded medical man is still missing a middle sized brown goat.
Lum tells about the cook stove that he has ordered from the wholesaler. Ben tells about a couple who ran a restaurant back in Mt Ivy, Tom and Minnies, ran by Tom and his wife Irene. Huh?
Cedric enters with the stove, er maybe not. Doc marvels at the absentminded nature of Cedric as he rambles on about the medicine for Abner, Tom and Minnie’s, and other random topics. Who’s going to get out in the rain to pick up that medicine? As Cedric is left to hold the heavy stove, Lum and Doc ramble on about where it ought to be installed.