Legal fees have shot up, and doubts are raised that the gold mine has any worth. Them bank fellers know everything, and when Lum’s credit reputation is called out, he hates and despises them. Still Lum and Abner are ready to fight to protect the baby left in their charge.
Squire is upbeat, and not concerned over the debt that Lum owes him. That’s a good sign. Although, Squire is all about entangling the gents into contracts, promissory notes, and a paper trail to ensure he’ll get paid, even if the mine falls through.
Grandpap enters to tell the latest on Cedric. The boy is making a success out of himself with that gold mine. As grandpap relates his confused story about Cedric, Squire comes running back… uh-oh… this won’t be good.