The merits, and lack of them in the formula are discussed. It dyes clothes purple, but is more expensive than plain old dye. The gents review their back and forth experience in discovering what the formula does, and in what to name the company.
Lum begins to feel they ought to just give up on the business of the formula. He confuses Abner on an old Edwards saying, “You’ve got to have money to make money.”
Can Lum explain the saying? Will Abner go into melt down at his misunderstanding? Squire Skimp pops in, wanting to offer to buy an interest in the formula. How will that deal go? Find out right after Abner gets a phone call from Lizzabeth and a new use for the formula.