The package from Pearl has turned out to be a jumple of metal, and wires, and Abner is having trouble in figuring it out. He was so excited to unpack the box, he accidentally threw away the instructions.
Lum thinks it’s some kind of radio, but second guesses himself to wonder if it might not be some other new fangled appliance. Is it a pinball machine? A jukebox? where would you put in a nickel or dime, if it is? Ben Withers arrives, and tries his hand at guessing. He seems to know what the contraption is, but does he?
We learn that Sheriff Henry Lunsford is upset that the banquet for catching the Voice isn’t for him. Finally, a friend of Ben Withers arrives to clear up the mystery surrounding what that mystery machine is. Now that Lum and Abner know what it is, what does it do?