The latest twist in the mystery is that Zenora and her brother have fled the circus. Squire and Lum discuss the effectiveness of Ben Withers investigation. Lum is feeling badly at being fooled by Zenora’s charms.
Squire is confident that with the thieves gone, the circus ought to start showing some good profits. After the two walk away, we find Cedric and Abner sneaking into the circus wagon. Are they conspiring to steal money from the safe? The listener is privvy to Abner’s secret doings.
The plan is to keep the money safe until Abner can deposit it in the bank. Where should they hide it? For that matter, where should they hide themselves, since Lum is coming back to turn in for the night?