In the Jot ‘Em Down store, Lum gets onto Abner for browsing through the mail order catelog. If he keeps going down that route, Abner won’t have any of his money left.
The gents talk about why grandpap wasso upset at the settlement between the 4 of them. He had broken a tooth on that pearl, and wants extra money to pay his dental bill. Will grandpap be changing his mind anytime soon?
Abner tells about his latest checker game and argument with grandpap that could indicate a change of heart. As they have another look at the mail order catalog, Lum tries to persuade Abner not to buy telescopes, or musical saws. Grandpap enters as cranky as ever to complain about a threatening phone call. Was it Abner?