Ben Withers is in the Jot ‘Em Down store, and learns from Lum how Squire got the skinning of his life when he outbid Abner for grandpap’s swampland. The deal was too sweet to pass up to see Squire bidding on worthless land, and thinking it had to have oil on it.
Abner brings news that Squire is busily selling oil stock shares around town. Squire enters to try his hand at selling the bogus stock. Will Lum play along with the old con man?
Will Abner buy into the stock? Its just what he needs to get rid of his money, but his better judgement in doing business with Squire won’t let him go through with it.