Basking in the attention of the townsfolk, Mousey Gray hasn’t revealed much about his time in Africa, or his war wound. Lum shares with Abner that he heard about Mousey’s secret diary of his war service. Will they finally get the real low down on everything?
Mousey enters after all his house work is done, and his little book is like a mother to him. He shares a few entries, but the intrigue is interrupted by the ringing of the telephone. Tales of danger with his long knife reveal his time on KP, and listening to owl hoots.
Observations of the differences between the African hoot owl, to the American hoot owl are made. Is Mousey covering up some juicy details about combat action? When Mousey has to rush outside, the gents are worried for his safety. Have they dredged up uncomfortable memories of his war wound?