Arriving home late in the night, the gents are less than happy over their ordeal with the treasure hunt, though glad to be back in their old routine in the store. Lum and Abner dread the barrage of questions the nosey citizens of Pine Ridge will bother them with.
Anticipating all manner of smart remarks, prying questions, and the like serve to get Lum riled, and his figures of speech get Abner confused. Is Abner going to have to give away his false teeth? What should the gents tell the townsfolk about why they didn’t bring any treasure back? They don’t want to lie, but maybe they can lead folks to draw their own misguided conclusions.
Grandpappy Spears is seen approaching, and the gents discuss how to handle his verbal barbs. Instead, grandpap shares his own troubles. His question has nothing to do with the expedition.
Grandpap is too wrapped up in himself, he never knew the gents left town. in fact his stories sound more impressive than the events in the expedition,.