After hitting his head in a fall in Lum and Abner’s theater, Squire recovers from being knocked out. Today, the gents fret over the accident in the darkened theater. Isn’t there a better way for people to be acclimated to the darkness in theaters? Abner gets confused over Lum’s saying about locking the barn after the horse is stolen.
The confusion escalates until Abner thinks Lum is an accomplice to horse theft. Interrogation techniques won’t get a confession out of Lum, no matter how hard he tries. Will Abner let it drop if Lum promises to have the horse returned?
A medical report comes in from Doc Miller. As the update on Squire, and x-rays come in, Abner mutters under his breath about horse thieves. Doc recommends that Squire has no visitors, so the gents decide to send their condolences in a letter of apology.