Things are progressing quite well for the gents, and the new movie theater. Today Lum plans to rent grandpap’s player piano. Will the old gent fall prey to Lum’s psychology tricks? A little buttering up is the way to start.
Lum suggests that having something to rent would be a good way to get some residual income without having to work all the time. Lum guides the conversation to the player piano, and the topic of renting it. Grandpap might be willing, but only if a practiced player would be in charge of it.
The tide turns when grandpap claims it’ll take a talented person to pump the pedals, and make sure the music was soft, or loud, or sped up, and the like. Grandpap is willing to let himself be hired for a small wage… But wait! There’s more than Lum counted on,.
grandpap sure drives a hard bargain for his services.