From Beaver's perspective, it seems like his father spends a lot of money paying bills. Ward makes a statement that all adults worry about money unless they're millionaires, which he will never become working at his job. So when Beaver heads down to the bookstore to buy a book for himself, he instead buys his father a book he sees in the store window, that book titled "How I Became a Millionaire in 12 Months". Beaver believes this book will solve all Ward's money worries. After Ward makes a fuss about the book and mentions that he will both read it cover to cover and put it in a place of honor in his library, Beaver is certain that their family will become rich. So a disappointed Beaver doesn't understand why he finds the book in the kitchen's cookie drawer (where June hastily put it when she needed to answer the phone). Written by
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[entering Ward's den
Did you balance out the checkbook, yet?
No - almost. Um - oh uh, dear, what's this entry here? The stub says eight sixty-nine, but no check came back from the bank.
Well, I couldn't get the checkbook to balance, so I wrote a check for eight sixty-nine and then tore it up.
You know, dear, they could use you in Washington.