The cotton crop has been saved, and Lum and Abner are heros… right? Abner relizes that with all the weevils killed off, they have also just exterminated their market for their business. The idea of sabotage enters Abners mind. Will they be forced to resort to kidnapping bowl weevils from other areas to introduce back into Pine Ridge?
When Lum tells how much money they made in the sales of their formula, Abner changes his mind. Just how rich are they? Expenses are itemized. The cost of chemicals, labor, barrels, and their profits are reduced from thousands to only $400.
Squire Skimp enters, and as Lum tries to make a partnership deal, Abner reads through the mail and bills. Will they have a new partner? Or will a new business opportunity change the whole scene?