Lum reviews the story thus far about how grandpap found a pearl in the oyster, and the inconclusive nature of who exactly can lay claim to it. For now it’s in the possession of Lum and Abner, but the battle for the precious gem is still to be determined.
Telegrams from swanky places across the country continue to come in, and Lum shares a few as they ask for his Lumburger recipe. Squire enters to demand the pearl, but the heated words fly when grandpap bursts into the room to demand it as well.
Doc Withers offers himself as a neutral party to act as mediator in the matter. Doc tries to gather the facts in a cool headed manner. He’s calm enough and manages to settle the storm, but is his fact finding mission actually helping? In the vain of Fibber and Molly working a slow burn out of Mayor Latrivia, Doc manages to get under Squire’s skin.