An important phone call is anticipated as Lum and Abner await word from a lawyer they want to hire. Will their man be able to handle the case against Grandpap and Squire for the pearl that was found in an oyster? Ben Withers listens as Lum and Abner talk about an invention.
Does Squire know exactly how much the pearl is worth? He offered a settlement of $800, but Lum had it appraised, and learned it was as much as $4000.
Turning attention towards Doc Withers, Lum asks if the extra work that he’s doing for them in the store and restaurant interferes with his veterinary practice. Doc assures them it isn’t, and begins telling about another doctor friend of his. A stranger comes into the restaurant. Is he a customer for a Lumburger? Nope, it’s the much awaited lawyer. Can he help out with the case? What new twist might develop to complicate things?