Mary’s prank to get uncle Henry from bothering her so much about her probation has backfired. The town constable is back in Pine Ridge, and mad enough to bring up a new flurry of charges on the girl. The hope of Lum getting custody of her is looking bleak. Abner tries to think up extreme measures to keep a letter from uncle Henry from reaching the parole board. Arson would be a bad thing… right?
Lum figures that using Cedric to intercept the anticipated letter would be more subtle. To add to the distraction, Lum wants to report a robbery. Will grandpap’s arrival be a risk to the plan, or a useful resource in making the phone call to uncle Henry?
On a roll, grandpap wants to tip off the warehouse where the fake robbers were seen. Shouldn’t they have a right to know? How far will they take the prank. Will Cedric intercept the letter? This plan is going too well. Something has to gum up the works… you know it will.