Carl J. Ebert owned and operated the Waterloo Grain Company which consisted of a grain elevator and a feed store at different locations in Waterloo, Indiana. He entered into an oral contract for the sale of his company with Carl Feller who had been with him as an employee for eleven and one-half years. Feller purchased the inventory and the right to operate the business until he could obtain financing to purchase the balance of the grain business which consisted of buildings and business equipment. Feller had the right to all income from the sale of the inventory which he purchased for Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000.00). Shortly after this inventory was purchased in early October, 1968, a fire destroyed the feed store building and the inventory kept there. Feller received the money from his insurance claim for the destroyed inventory, and Ebert received money for his insurance claim on the building and equipment. In addition to the standard policy coverage, Ebert had a business interruption endorsement which entitled him to recover lost income during the period necessary to restore business operations. Ebert made a claim under this endorsement which was denied by Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company. Later, Ebert sold what remained of his Waterloo Grain Company to third parties for Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00). The estimated value of his original grain business was Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000.00).