Finally at the La Cucarocha Dude Ranch, grandpap and Abner talk about the scenery and activities. Lizabeth has learned to swim, and is enjoying relaxing by the pool. Abner would rather hide out behind the barn, and not get drawn into the activity.
Lum tries to help Abner understand what a steeple chase is, and in doing the Australian crawl. Cedric has his own reasons for not wanting to stay. Is he too young to be welcome at the ranch? He’s only 6, since his birthday is on Leap year, that’s all he’s had so far.
Abner is so infuriated, he’s willing to buy the land across the street, and make his own dude ranch. Only boys will be allowed, and get away from the pressures of the city.