Mr. Weems is a man that is supposedly near to death. Some of his lodge brothers have invested in a cemetery and are in need of customers. They make a bargain with Weems. They will pay Weems fifty dollars a week for the rest of his, presumably, short life if he agrees to buy the first plot. They hope that others following Mr. Weems's lead will also buy plots. Unfortunately, the men discover that Weems is a bit more resilient than they thought.