Love has come to Pine Ridge, and Lum tells about the attic apartment that Mable Melrose is looking for. He tells about her being a surrealist, and cubist painter. What’s that? Abner thinks she ought to have stayed in Cuba. Abner is also confused over her being a starving artist. Why doesn’t she just eat more?
Is Abner just an uneducated idiot? He defends himself, claiming the culture he learned from the Golden Era Discussion club. Lum reveals secrets that there never was a danger of a breech of contract, or settlement. Was that legal issue all a scheme of Squire’s?
If that’s the case, why did Mable buy all those bonds to vote? Lum explains that as well. Mable phones, and claims to have found the right kind of attic. Small, dusty, and cramped. Just right for a starving artist.