Richie and his friends admire the clocks in an antique store window, which leads Richie to mention hour-glasses. Freckles and Pee Wee have never seen one, so Richie takes them to his home to see one. Of course, the hour-glass that he shows them is larger and more unusual than most.
Richie Rich; Richard Rich; Professor Dredge; Jenkins; jungle guide; bodyguard; chef; pilot
Richie arranges an archeological expedition to get away from his life of luxury, but his father insists on sending along people and supplies for his every need. Visiting ancient Inca territory in South America, he stumbles upon riches at every turn - a field of huge diamonds, a mountain of solid gold and oil wells. Frustrated, he buys a remote bungalow in the Florida Keys, where he stays alone through a hurricane. He clings to something in the flooded basement, which he realizes later is a chest of jewels that has washed up during the storm.
Richie Rich; Richard Rich; Rover; Jeeves; Peter Probe; unnamed chemist; unnamed Rich estate staff
Richie and his father discover that mustaches are appearing on statues and paintings. Jeeves the butler has also mysteriously grown a mustache while sleeping. They hire a detective to find the source, who quits when he too instantly grows a mustache. Richie decides to investigate himself and discovers that someone has taken over his lab. It turns out that the would-be chemist has been working on the estate for years and came up with an instant hair growth formula to get noticed. The formula is accidentally lost, but Mr. Rich hires the man due to his ability to generate and attract attention.