Grandpap is in the library and tells Lum about the story of King Midas. Lum wonders if Cedric has some how become llike King Midas. He’s had a lot of money lately, ordering things from catalogs, and has been carrying large rolls of bills.
Where there’s money, Squire Skimp is sure to be close at hand. He’s looking for Cedric to ask about becoming his business manager. Did Cedric win the $10K prize from Diogenes contest? Is he concerned about squandering all his money? Maybe Lum can convince Cedric to let him manage his money more wisely, and not cheat him like Squire might.
Grandpap thinks that Cedric might be more like Aladdin and his magic lamp, rather than King Midas. Is Diogenes lantern a magical one?