With the explosion of success from the Lumburger, there ought to be a way for Lum and Abner to cash in on it to resolve their troubles at being sued. They’re just too busy to pursue it, and share details of the upcoming trial. A joint case between Squire and grandpap that threatens to take their pearl away from them.
Lum figures they have a good case, and relies on waiting until he’s in the witness stand to make a dramatic and empassioned plea. Lawyers are just a good waste of money when you have the legal prowess of Lum Edwards.
Calling on Doc Withers, Abner wants an outside opinion on the actual worth of the pearl. Is he really qualified to put a price on it? Why is Squire back, and so willing to drop the case and try to buy the pearl outright?