Charlie Redfield has made good on pressing the breach of promise law suit, on behalf of his jilted daughter, and the trial begins today. Grandpap is bailiff, Abner acts reluctantly as Cedric’s lawyer, and Squire is lawyer for the Redfields. In setting the ground rules, Lum stacks the deck to make Squire’s job nearly impossible.
To handle the crowd, the trial is held in a barn, and only during lunch hour to accommodate the curious citizens of town. grandpap’s squeaky new shoes only add to the noisy environment. issues arise where Cedric and Abner are in the jury box, but Squire objects. Imagine that.
Squire does his best to make his opening statements, amid cows mooing, grandpap’s shoes, and all manner of interruptions from Lum. Will anything be accomplished at all?