A record breaking diamond of 3,000 carats has been unearthed in a mine in Botswana. This whopper will give more than 1,000 diamonds, from small specimens to a flawless beauty of 300 carats which will be called Blue Majesty. The financial bonanza is beyond shareholders' wildest dreams.
One such shareholder is Fenton Booth, Esq. Booth is a landowner, high on breeding but low on cash. His situation could be described a perilous, but he does own shares in the mine that has discovered the Blue Majesty. This could not only solve his immediate problem but ensure his prosperity for the rest of his days.
A representative of the mine is on his way to verify the certificate. But take care, because there is also a renowned diamond thief around. Best to bring nothing more than costume jewelry on this occasion.