No trace of Lizabeth and little Pearl have been found yet, and Abner is growing tired of his bachelorhood. Mousey enters with a report on his detective activities. What trivial details will Lewellyn Snavely Gray, aka the Masked Muskrat, have to report? As he departs, he gives his signature call, “Hi-Ho Muskrat away!” If that don’t beat the bugs a fighting.
Cedric enters, but can’t remember why he came over. Will his letter be the message Abner hoped to get? Its from the treasury department… has Abner’s woman gone clean to Washington DC? Nope, its a request that the gents join up with the campaign to sell war bonds and stamps from the store.
Abner is so confused, he still thinks Lizabeth has gone to Washington, or is somehow involved in government.