Ely Jenkins waits on a customer in his store who is having trouble reading her shopping list. Jenny runs up to report that her dog Brownie is missing. The dog is in the family way, and due to have pups any day now. The ladies of the choir have gathered to comfort Jenny, as the men all search the town. The search party returns without news, but the gang sing, When the Busy Day if Over.
The gang jokes about marriage versus the single life, and Cliff brings up matters of career choices. Whatever life brings, Marian believes it’s about doing what you enjoy that matters. The search party heads out, and Marian sings a solo, Steal Your Heart Away. Should Ely get the sheriff in on the search? Has Brownie been dognapped? Tarnation and thunderation! Such language from Ely!
Cliff sings, Willing and Singing. A knock at the door is Mrs Hobbs, the woman in the store in the opening scene, and despite her poor eyesight, she has found Brownie. How did the nearsighted woman manage to find the dog, when the men folk couldn’t? What about the pups? The gang gather to sing a hymn, Standing on the Promises.
Moral of the story: Strong ones can look out for themselves, look out for the sivckly.