Unfortunately for his schemes he was unable to read

TCD MS 10515 folio 120 recto

TCD MS 10515 folio 120 recto

of years since any of its kind was made. The price of each bowl could not possibly be less than 15 rupees”. Unfortunately for his schemes, he was unable to read English; for printed on the bottom of the bowl, displaying its modernism to every eye was the word “Copeland”.
Escaping the wiles of the seller of bowls, we wandered to the stall of a vendor of necklaces. Of course they were the best amber, perfectly genuine, but unfortunately they refused to react to the universal test of attracting paper on friction. So we left the false amber. Near it was a watch stall. My companion had, with hesitation, given the watchmaker, some days previously, his watch to be cleaned. “Yes”, said the watchmaker, “it is ready; one rupee, eight annas is the price”.