Pages 101-107 Summary

Karl Adare is a salesman who dramatically sells the miraculous Air Spreader, a device that blows seeds gently onto the ground so the soil is not disturbed and surface moisture is not lost. Today, at the Crop and Livestock Convention in Minneapolis, a slim blond man is quite interested in Karl’s product.

The man introduces himself as Wallace Pfef. He says he is from Argus and that he is always interested in innovation; he quizzes Karl with many questions. As Karl tells Pfef all about this miraculous machine, Karl wonders why he keeps meeting people from, and hearing about, Argus, a “two-bit town” in his mind. When the town appears in the newspapers, Karl always wonders if he will read his sister’s name but knows...

(The entire section is 513 words.)