"IMPOSSIBLE, Ned! It can't be as much as that!"
"Well, you can prove the additions yourself, Tom, on one of the adding
machines. I've been over 'em twice, and get the same result each time.
There are the figures. They say figures don't lie, though it doesn't follow
that the opposite is true, for those who do not stick closely to the truth
do, sometimes, figure. But there you have it; your financial statement for
the year," and Ned Newton, business manager for Tom Swift, the talented
young inventor, shoved a mass of papers across the table to his
friend and chum, as well as employer...