In the Jot ‘Em Down store, Abner is still trying to believe that he is the recipient of a $100k inheritance. He thinks Mr Donnely of the insurance company is giving him the money. Dick Huddleston enters. Maybe he can explainn how the inheritance works, and what he has to do to claim his money.
Donnely was the owner of a feed company where Abner did business before. What qualifying requirements need to be met… if any? Abner still thinks its some kind of contest, where he’ll have to sell sees or something to win.
All he has to do is prove that he’s alive and still married. The settlement is also to be kept a secret. How will Abner prove that he’s alive? Will it take more than his marriage license to prove he’s married? Just look at him, that should be enough… or that he has led a hard life, says Lum. A call to Lizabeth might help, or will she get upset and take Abner’s questions the wrong way?