The last day for Mary’s probation has arrived. Anticipation runs high for Lum and Abner as they wait for the important word. Has the recent pranks damaged their chances of winning guardianship of the girl? A case of hiccups strikes Abner, as Lum fields important phone calls.
Can the gents put a scare into the town law man to change him from his stubborn ways? Lum puts together a plan to have Abner stand outside the window, and pretend to be uncle Henry’s conscience when he visits the store. The crusty constable arrives, with a clear conscience on how he has performed his duties. A telegram doesn’t hold good news for the hope in keeping Mary, and Abner excuses himself to leave.
Will Abner’s disembodied voice, coming through the open window, be believable? Is it possible for a conscience to have the hiccups? Will anything sway uncle Henry from upholding the law?