ung fellow in a business that can send a message hundreds of miles in a few seconds," continued Mr. Edson. "The business is now only in its infancy, and those who get in first have the best chance. The only hope here of the international circuit is to make a killing."
"What do you mean by a killing, Mr. Edson?" inquired the big-eyed, interested Ben.
"Catching a stray message and making a home shot with it. The fellow who saved an ocean liner last week by sending help quick, just when needed, got more pay in one hour than many people earn in a lifetime. Now then, Tom, as to my proposition."
"Yes, sir," nodded Tom, eagerly.
"I want you to buy me out."
"To buy you out?" repeated Tom slowly and in a puzzled way.
"You mean with money?" put in the ever-attentive Ben.
"It's got to be money, I am obliged to say," replied Mr. Edson. "I shall need all the ready cash I can get hold of in taking my new position, for I have a lot of debts to clean up. Be