Lum is eager to take up his new business opportunity at being a piano tuner. He explains to Abner about how wide open the field is in Pine Ridge, and the two discuss some of the possible drawbacks. Is there enough pianos in town for Lum to keep in tune?
Will Lum’s calculations for his profits be realistic? Will he ever get a call back from a man who might teach him the ropes of piano tuning? Even if Lum manages to tune up those Pine Ridge pianos, what kind of repeat business can he expect?
As the two gents discuss the merits of the new business, Lum waits for that phone call that holds the key to his new career. Frustrations grow as the next ring of the telephone is anticipated.