Dreams of wealth have come crashing down. The box of treasure the gents found was discovered to be worthless. Tom Foster is on the phone to ask for donations to the church. How can Lum face up to letting the town know their treasure is worthless? Will Lum try to still put on a good front, and pretend they were rich?
Lum doubtds any of the rest of the stuff is worth anything either. Now he’s back to mistrusting the kindly old farmer. Has he cheated them? Abner is optimistic that the ceap stuff was buried on top. The good stuff must be buried underneath it.
Folks in town are pleasant, but the gents gripe about everyone thinking they’re rich and having a hand out.
Squire comes around to ask about their wealth. What is he up to? Does he still expect a piece of the pie, even after selling out his part of the treasure company? His investment might be the way for Lum and Abner to get out of the embarrassment of the company free and clear.