When Jacob said this, everyone looked at him with an incredulous expression on their faces.
Elaine asked Jacob in surprise, “Are you telling me that someone wants to spend three hundred thousand dollars for this tattered thing? I don’t think that you’ll even be able to sell it for fifty dollars!”
Jacob replied in a triumphant manner, “Why would I lie to you? If you don’t believe me, why don’t you take a look at my message history?”
As soon as he said this, Jacob took out his cell phone before he opened his text message and clicked on a voice note sent to him by someone called Zachary.
Zachary’s voice sounded over the phone at this time. “Uncle Jacob, you’ve got a very good pen holder in your hands! I do think the pen holder is really from the Qing Dynasty! Why don’t you sell the pen holder to me instead? I’ll give you three hundred thousand dollars for it!”
Elaine was very surprised and she quickly said, “Oh my god! You were telling us the truth! Jacob, you’re incredible. You bought the pen holder for five thousand dollars but you actually sold it for three hundred thousand dollars! If you do this a few more times, we’ll be rich!”
Jacob hummed before he asked, “So, are you convinced now? Are you finally convinced?”
“Yes, I’m absolutely convinced!” Elaine replied immediately. After all, Elaine had always been a fan of money. She would always support anyone who had money. As soon as she heard that Jacob had sold the pen holder for three hundred thousand dollars, she quickly forgot everything that she had said and she simply smiled and said, “My husband is really amazing. I can’t believe that you actually have such incredible skills in antique trading! It seems as though Charlie is still the most useless one in this family.”
The expression on Charlie’s face changed immediately. What had this to do with him now? Had Jacob already forgotten that he was the one who made the herbal pills that he successfully sold the last time round?
However, at this time, Charlie felt that he really had to look for an opportunity to ask Zachary who he was selling the pen holder to. What Zachary was doing was equivalent to giving his father-in-law money for free!
Jacob handed the pen holder over to Charlie with a look of excitement over his face as he said, “Charlie, please bring this with you to Antique Street tomorrow and help me pass this to Zachary. He said that he’ll prepare three hundred thousand dollars in cash for you and you can bring the money home for me then.”
Charlie nodded immediately. “Okay, Dad.”
Jacob was very satisfied and he continued speaking, “Charlie, you should accompany me to more antique trades and events in the future. Perhaps if you keep following me, you will be able to develop an eye for antiques just like me. After that, we’ll be able to make a fortune together! What do you think about that?”
Charlie could only verbally agree but all that he was really thinking in his mind was all the trouble that Jacob had caused him in the past. How could Jacob actually have the audacity to ask him to learn from him? Has he forgotten all about the antique vase that he broke in Vintage Deluxe? If Charlie had not been there with him at that time and if Charlie did not help him repair the antique vase, Jacob would have already been locked up in prison! How would he ever be able to afford to pay for the antique vase?
However, after thinking about it, Charlie felt that his father-in-law was just like a young boy. He only wanted to do anything that he liked and that made him feel good about himself.
Early the next morning, Jacob called Charlie eagerly and asked, “Charlie, can you go and look for Zachary already? I want you to pass the pen holder over to him as soon as possible so you can collect my money for me!”
Charlie nodded before he asked, “Dad, you are not coming with me?”
Jacob replied, “I’m going to attend an event hosted by the Calligraphy and Painting Association today. They’ve invited me to attend the meeting and a conference! After joining the conference, I’m certain that I’ll be invited to many internal auctions for paintings and calligraphy!”
Charlie could only reply helplessly, “Okay then, I’ll go to Antique Street to look for Zachary, then.”
Since Jacob had already instructed him to do so, Charlie would head to Antique Street to look for Zachary.
Claire was also taking a break from work today and since she was feeling bored, she told Charlie, “I’ll go with you.”
Charlie nodded and said, “Alright then, let’s drive your car there.”
Claire replied, “I’m tired, I don’t feel like driving today. You can drive instead.”