Town marshal Henry Lunceford has physically recovered from the case of poison oak he blamed on Mary Edwards, but his attitude is as suspicious of her as always. Abner is upset that Mary is being unfairly blamed for any little thing that happens in town. When Mary enters, we learn about her rekindling the spark with her younger boyfriend in town.
There have been some things missing around town, and the gents want to know they can trust Mary. Just then a phone call comes in to report that Mary was seen with the missing kettle on her arm. Mary explains how the kettle might have accidentally been knocked off the back porch… and rolled due to being accidentally kicked… Now, what about the missing lemons? Did the kids kick them around to get them rolling too? Of course not, but Mary doesn’t have any lemons.
Will Mary be able to take responsibility for the missing and damaged goods? This could be a set back on her allowance for a while. Don’t worry, Mary has a business idea to go in with Kenny Pomeroy to earn their own money.