For the third time now, someone has entered the store and moved the stuffed owl. Today, Abner tells grandpap about the mystery, and the desperate measures the gents plan to take. Is there a gang of varmints? Is there real danger of a bomb, or other sabotage? Grandpap uses the busy life as being the sole telegram delivery boy as his excuse for not getting involved.
The idea is introduced that the owl might actually be alive, and not stuffed. Has anybody seen any sawdust? Owls are known for perching motionless for long periods. To add to his busy day, grandpap has to rush off to the barber shop. Its the day when the new police gazette is delivered, and he needs to read it.
Lum is suspicious of grandpap’s presence, and wants to keep the inner workings of the museum close to the vest. Especially the trouble with the moving owls. Is grandpap’s idea of a living owl foolish and childish? If the gents hoot at the owl, it’ll prove it is stuffed… right?
note: Grandpap. in the daytime, owls are as blind as a bow legged bat.