“Boss, I think I must have brought the wrong wine bottle out since I rushed out of the house in a hurry today.”
“So, you brought the wrong bottle out today?” Charlie smiled as he picked up another wine bottle that was covered in mud. He wiped the mud off with his hand before looking at it under the sun. After inspecting it, Charlie said, “What about this bottle, then? It seems as though this wine bottle was made in Suzhou.”
Sure enough, there was a row of small characters written below the bottle.
“Made by Suzhou Craft Factory.”
“I don’t know what is written on it since I am illiterate,” The owner of the stall smirked as he replied. After that, he rubbed the sole of his feet against the oil paper, making it seem as though he was not interested in doing business with them at all.
Jacob became angry and annoyed when he saw that he had been fooled.
Grabbing hold of the owner of the stall, he shouted angrily at him.
“You liar! Give me back my money!”
“What money are you talking about?! I have never seen you before in my life!” The owner of the stall shouted back as he struggled to set himself free. Just then, the fake copper coins and jade horses that he had put on display fell to the ground.
However, when the jade horse fell to the ground, it did not break at all! In fact, it seemed to be made out of hardened plastic.
“I will call the police if you refuse to return my money to me!” Jacob yelled as he exploded in anger.
Both of them continued struggling, and during their tussle, something fell from the owner’s sleeve.
Charlie frowned when he saw the fallen item.
Staring at it, it turned out to be a fist-sized white pebble that looked just like any regular pebble that could be found by the river or beach.
However, the only difference was the fact that there were a few words carved on the pebble—Peace and Wealth!
The font was very crude, and at first glance, it was evident that these words had been manually carved onto the pebble.
This kind of pebbles with engravings could be found anywhere in the city, therefore, it was usually not worth any money at all. It was no wonder why the owner of the stall did not display the pebble along with the other items.
Charlie walked up to the pebble before picking it up. As soon as he touched the pebble, he could feel the blood boiling within his body.
He could feel a completely different vibe exuding from this object!
It was not just a vibe, it felt more like some kind of energy and magnetic field that was producing a very powerful attraction force, attracting Charlie to it.
Charlie knew that this must be the spiritual energy that was recorded in the , also known as reiki.
Reiki was a mysterious energy that had already been lost for a long time. Even though it could not completely transform a person’s physical body, it could cultivate and produce many incredible effects on the human body.
Charlie was thrilled. He weighed the pebble in his hand before asking the owner of the stall calmly, “Does this belong to you?”
The owner of the stall was taken aback. Then, he nodded subconsciously.
“How much are you selling this for?”
Jacob was also surprised, and he quickly asked, “Why are you buying this useless pebble from him? Don’t you know that everything he is selling is fake?”
“It’s just a pebble, anyway. It should be fine to buy a pebble so that I can ward off some of the bad energy,” Charlie replied as he smiled.
The owner of the stall quickly took advantage of the situation to break free from Jacob before sneering at Charlie. “Are you really interested in buying the pebble?”
Charlie nodded. “Yes, I want to buy the pebble.”
The owner of the stall suddenly became very energetic as he spoke eloquently. “Brother, you are really very insightful. Even though this looks like an ordinary pebble, it comes from a rather extraordinary origin. It was initially used as a paperweight in a wealthy lord’s study room…”
Charlie interrupted him impatiently as he did not have the time to listen to his rubbish.
“Don’t waste your time explaining its origins to me. I just want to know the price of the pebble.”
The owner of the stall smiled as he replied, “Since you have such good taste, I will charge you… twenty thousand dollars for this!”
Charlie stared at the owner of the stall in disdain before replying, “Are you really crazy over money? I will give you three hundred dollars for this pebble. If you refuse to sell it to me for this price, I will call the police to arrest you for selling fake imitation goods!”
“Three hundred dollars?” The owner asked as he smiled. “Brother, since you are someone who knows the value of antiques, I will sell it to you for three hundred dollars.”
Charlie smiled before he pinched the pebble that he was holding in his hand.
Jacob, on the other hand, was very puzzled because he could not understand why Charlie would buy a useless pebble. Just as he was about to question Charlie regarding his purchase, a voice came from behind him.
“Well, that pebble looks perfect. I want to buy it!”