The mysterious case with the phantom author has been resolved, and today in the Jot Em Down store Lum has a complaint about the wholesaler in the county seat. Lum also has new ideas to make his printing press profitable. Small jobs like greeting cards and flyers are the thing.
A comment about carrying coal to Newcastle confuses Abner. It confuses me too, but it has to do with hauling coal to a place where they already have a lot of it.
Lum tries to explain it with another old Edwards saying about owls to Athens. Abner wonders what they want all them owls for, and I have to agree with him, I don’t get the references either. The frustrations for Lum is enough to send him out to be fitted for a straight jacket.
As Abner phones home to get Lizabeth to get his traveling suit ready, he gets a visit from Cedric and Mousey. He commissions his friends to go out and catch all the owls they can, so he and Lumv can start that new business right.