Squire pops in with a complaint about Abner. What has come over him to cause him to run wild? Abner has taken to dressing like a cowboy, and swaggering all through the town. He has even taken to carrying pistols and is riding on an old sway back horse.
Lum shares a secret that explains this, and previous episodes. He and Ben built up Abners confidence so he would stand up to Lizabeth, and help them with Lum’s new navy.
Ben comes in to interupt the discussion of Abner’s new look, and the monster he helped to create, to tell about a celebration over at Mt Ida. Just then, Abner also enters, talking like a tough cowboy, and is talked into being the representative from Pine Ridge to the Mt Ida event. What has Cactus Peabody signed up to do? Has he bitten off more than he can chew, when he discovers that he’ll be participating in the rodeo bulldogging contest?