The moment arrives to open the box belonging to the Hamstead heirs. With the family trees drawn up by Professor Krenshaw, documenting that the whole town is related, and part of the Hamstead family, a raging crowd is gathered at the Jot ‘Em Down store. Rumors of the great treasure in the box has gon to everybody’s head. Will there be enough to go around though?
Squire begins to doubt the legitimacy of professor Krenshaw. Is he cranking out the fake family trees just to get his fee for doing them? Lum has second thoughts about opening the box, if all the geneologies are incorrect.
The angry crowd beats on the door, wanting to witness the opening. Just when Lum decides he ought to open the box, he gets a little scare of his own. Will he have a good word for the roaring crowd? Have all the rightful heirs been found? What could be in the envelope that contains the wealth, and life ork of Winston Hamstead?