Horlicks: It makes a grand Summer drink for kids that makes them big and strong. It’s nourishing and easy to digest.
Down in Pine Ridge, Lum and Abner’s picture show is progressing quite nicely. They have just returned with their second hand movie projector, and plan on renting a player piano from Grandpappy Spears.
Abner is less experienced, so Lum does the wheeling and dealing to negotiate for the rental of the piano. Lum sure talks a slick line, but will Abner’s butting in ruin the deal? Abner just doesn’t get the art of negotiation is in the subtleties and small talk. The direct method just won’t work as well.
Grandpap shows that he’s a good hand at the bargaining process, and rents the piano, and his services at a price that benefits himself. Just how high will Lum be forced to extend himself for the sake of the piano? It looks like the psychology has backfired on Lum.
Horlicks Letter: A fireman writes in to praise the nourishment that a flask of hot Horlicks gives when he needs energy fast.
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PS: To find this episode without the added comments, try Lum and Abner – Lum And Abner Hire Grandpap. 350531.