The main attraction for the war bond drive has turned out to be a no show. Determined to present a fortune teller, Lum dresses Abner up in heavy make up and costume to become Neoshow the Mystic. What does Abner know about fortune telling? Lum assures him its all in a book he’s studied up. Just tell the people what they want to hear. The gents review the happenings that led to Squire giving them the short end of the deal.
Lum coaches Abner on disguising his voice. Can he do an Italian accent? Or at least not talk so back woodsy? Abner goes to the tent to take his place, and Lum faces the noisy crowd. US Quincey and grandpap eagerly wait their turn to hear what the future holds.
It’s so uncanny! Neoshow knows so many details about grandpap and the rest. His sage words must be correct! Neoshow has magic powers, and may even get grandpap to confess to cheating at checkers. Will Neoshow set a record in war bond sales?