Cedric enters the Jot ‘Em Down store, and talks to Abner about the dictionary that Lum has started working on. He also has a letter for Lum from the Oxford Overnight Corespondense school. What does the result of Lum’s aptitude test say? Will Lum be able to earn the kind of big money the ads from the school claims?
Responding to the questionaire of writing skills, Lum tries his hand at a little picturesque speech. Given a group of characters, what kind of dialog might Lum write for them? Abner and Cedric do their part to help and inspire him.
In reading some of the fine print of the literature from the school, Lum has a change of heart. What could have scared him away from his new career as an author?