The day of the big trial arrives, and Lum Edwards, Justice of the Peace, has to put on trial Lum Edwards, defendant. He has been charged with breaking and entering to recover a letter that Squire Skimp had in his possession. Lum has plenty ofpersonal friends on the jury, and things seem all in his favor.
The trial begins, and grandpap is bailiff. Mousey Gray takes the stand first, followed by Abner. Will they hold up under the questioning of Squire? Will Squire hold up under the objections of Lum? The matter revolves around a contract that Lum had on Mousey for his short lived oxing career, and sold to Squire. Squire was upset thht he got the short end of the bargain once the mild mannered Mousey lost his motivaion to fight.
Can Lum swear himself in, and question himself? What’s the deal with the document in question? It has been missing, and is the iem that Lum is aleged to have attempted to swipe back. Just as Lum is about to find himself not guilty, Cedric enters with news that could go poorly for Lum.
Seeing trouble on his hands, Lum preempts the decision in his court, and appeals to the judge in the county seat, Judge Parker. Today we find him practicing his speech in defense of his case. Will his only hope be to throw himself on the mercy of the court?
Abner and Mousey try to encourage Lum, who has finally bothered to crack open his law books. Will he find a precedent to base his case on? Abner gets confused at the names in a particular robbery case, thinking the defendant from 25 years earlier, and in Illinois, is someone he knows. It all serves to make Lum worry even more. What does the manslaughter and robbery case have to do with him?
Cedric has a letter from Judge Parker. Will it seal Lum’s doom? One thing about Lum, Abner, and trials is that they either hinge on a last moment it of overlooked evidence, or they get thrown out of court, forgiving all charges, and hurt feelings. What do you think Judge Paker’s letter hasin tore for poor ol’ Lum?
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