Nevertheless, Mr. Quinton was completely different. This was because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, seeing as he came from a famous second-generation rich family. He had not experienced any shortage of money ever since he was born.
Zachary did not want to offend Mr. Quinton, but he did not want to break the rules for antique trade either, and so, he continued looking at Charlie, hoping that the latter would change his mind.
Charlie knew that Zachary was pleading with him, but he simply ignored his plea and replied coolly, “No.”
Zachary was left utterly helpless and could only sit on the ground and grunt in case Mr. Quinton kicked him again.
“Look at how useless you are!”
Mr. Quinton yelled as he scowled at Zachary. After that, he glanced at Charlie before saying arrogantly, “You bought this pebble for three hundred dollars? I will pay you thirty thousand dollars if you give it to me!”
The people who had crowded around them exhaled loudly as soon as they heard Mr. Quinton’s words, only able to look at Charlie with an envious expression on their faces.
He had bought the pebble for a mere three hundred dollars, and now, the price of the pebble had already increased by a hundred times in just a matter of minutes! This was clearly a very profitable deal for Charlie.
Furthermore, anyone could tell that the owner of the stall had obviously picked up the pebble from a river or by the beach because there were thousands of similar-looking pebbles around those areas.
Jacob was also very excited when he heard Mr. Quinton’s offer. After all, Charlie would be able to make a profit from this sale, and he would be able to make up for the money that he had lost to the owner of the stall yesterday.
However, Charlie raised his head and smiled at Mr. Quinton before replying, “As I have already told you earlier, I am not selling this pebble. Even if you pay me three hundred thousand dollars, I am still not selling this pebble to you.”
The expression on Mr. Quinton’s face immediately turned ugly as anger flashed in his eyes.
The crowd around them became boisterous as they whispered amongst themselves, debating if Charlie was publicly refusing to sell Mr. Quinton the pebble because he wanted to embarrass him.
“Lowlife! Are you trying to pick a fight with me now?” Mr. Quinton asked as he sneered at Charlie. “Do you really think that there is anything on Antique Street that I cannot afford to buy?”
“Today, if I do not get what I want, no one is getting it either!”
After he was done speaking, Mr. Quinton turned around and signaled to his bodyguards.
As soon as they received his instruction, the bodyguards quickly ran forward and surrounded Charlie.
The crowd was also shocked at the scene that they were witnessing.
Jacob was also stunned.
The Quinton family?
They were even more influential and wealthy compared to the White family!
It was no wonder why Mr. Quinton was willing to spend nine thousand dollars on a pair of fake celadon cups. It was because this was just a small sum of money to him, and it did not mean anything to him at all. He did not care whether the antique was authentic or not, he was simply buying it because he could!
Meanwhile, the bodyguards surrounded Charlie aggressively.
Afraid that things would escalate and get out of hand, Jacob looked at Charlie and tried to ask him to hand the pebble over to Mr. Quinton.
However, Charlie simply stared at the bodyguards before saying, “I still stand by my words. I am not selling my pebble. No matter what you do, I will not sell this pebble to you. What is mine is mine. No one in this world can ever take my belongings even if he is God.”
“I will prove to you that I can take this away from you, then,” Mr. Quinton replied arrogantly. “Let me tell you something. I am God. You are just a nobody who has barked up the wrong tree. Are you sick of living?”