The day for the mystic to arrive has come, but Squire has to explain to Lum that Neoshow is now a no show. What now? Will people still come out to buy bonds, if the promised fortune teller is missing? Squire’s friend Sam… that is… Neoshow seems to have had a run in with the police for being a pick pocket. Lum has already sent a lot of money to cover Sam’s bills, he can’t send any more to go his bail.
The natives of Pine Ridge are growing restless. Will they be appeased over the delay? Abner goes outside to tell the story that Squire offers as an excuse. Somehow, I think there’s a mix up about to happen.
Inside the store, Lum anticipates the wheelbarrows of money the bond drive will generate. It’s all for a good, patriotic cause, in supporting the war effort. Lum makes a bet on whether Neoshow will show. It’s a safe bet… right? Regardless, the money will be paid in war bonds, so it’s still a winning situation either way.