Thus far, Lum still hasn’t figured a way to keep the truck line in town, or people from moving to Big Fork. Today, Abner shares his idea for installing a gravel pit. Of course, that means they’ll need to haul in tons of gravel, so they can sell it, and truck it back out. Hmm… it might increase trucking, but at a lot of added expense and trouble.
When grandpap enters, he tells about the new career that he’s think of doing. Does he even know what a chemist does? Lum figures it might be similar to what the pharmacist in town does. Mixing up stuff in the lab in back. They marvel at the reading ability of a pharmacist to read the sloppy handwriting of doctors.
Grandpap tells why he’s interested in chemistry. Turning water in a glass from blue, to orange, back to blue, and on to other colors. Abner starts to get excited over the miracles of chemistry, but Lum calls the chemistry set a children’s toy. Maybe a game of checkers will help Abner and grandpap, Lum takes the set to the feed room, and the typical bickering over the game kicks up, Lum returns to reveal that he has fallen for the child’s toy as well.
Note: An important twist in the story of saving the town has begun, but the twists are still coming. It will all make better sense in the soon to be released movie. Stay tuned.