Grandpap helps Abner pack orders to deliver later. Abner shares how Lum has been investigating the perfume business. Why does such a tiny bottle of perfume cost so much? Grandpap figures it must be getting scarce.
The topic switches to the absentminded nature of Doc Withers as Lum enters.
Grandpap leaves, and Lum shares that he’s having second thoughts on perfume. Abner gets confused about the key ingredient that comes from whales. Would it be cheaper if a person owned their own whale to get this ambergrease? Where would it be kept in Pine Ridge? Abner gets confused about Lum’s discussion of Alaska, Eskimoes, and igloos. Are whales good to eat? What would you have with them? Abner’s rant leads to Lum’s next business idea.