When Mr. Woodring suggested a plan to enhance business in Forestdale, whose merchants had been hard hit through competition from a nearby shopping center Mr. Dobson of Forestdale's newspaper endorsed the plan and asked Ted Wilson to report if anything appeared questionable in the scheme. Ted was to act as office boy for Woodring. Circumstantial evidence weighed heavily against Woodring's integrity. Ted's efforts to prove Woodring's guilt in a fraudulent scheme to counterfeit trading stamps takes an unexpected turn. The plot is fresh here, the characterization three dimensional and the question marks are sustained to the end of the story.