Testimony in the trial seems to be heavily weighed in Squire’s favor. Now that Lum has disappeared, it looks even worse. Grandpap puts Lum down as being disloyal to Abner, but Abner frets that his friend is injured and in a hospital.
They wonder at how to make a phone call when there’s no crank on it. How will they afford to pay for phone calls if they can barely pay for the hotel room?
Putting on pretenses of being rich, Abner puts the call through to the veterinarian hospital. What does Lum look like? What breed is he? Will Lum turn up? A knock at the door probably won’t help.