The co-chairmen of the Pine Ridge War Bond Commission sit on the front steps of the Jot Em Down store to discuss their idea ofNeoshow the Mystic. For the purchase of a bond, the fortuneteller will predict the future of the bond holder. In pitching the tent for the attraction, Abner gets confused over an old Edwards saying.
Cedric helps with the tent, and shares in the excitement of the coming mystic. The whole time, Abner is stuck holding up the tent pole as grandpap passes by to offer advice and tell stories. Instead of hearing tales of pitching tents, the thing Abner could use is if someone lent a hand.
With a captive audience, grandpap tells about Ollie Ziegler and his tent mishaps. Where did Cedric go? What’s taking so long to return with the tent stakes? A phone call has been detaining Lum, but he may have some set backs for Abner and that tent.