Attending an auction
Ted and Bill were holidaying in a friend’s country cottage. One day they went to the nearest village and saw a advertisement for an auction. Ted said that he would like to have a go at bidding for something and that they might get some real bargains.
‘ Pigs might fly!’ said Bill. ‘Antiques are so popular these days and many people are taken for a ride.’ Ted replied, ‘that’s more true of the big towns.’ Bill said that the well had run dry to a great extent in the cities as far as antiques were concerned, and that more dealers were doing business in the smaller places.
‘Besides,’ remarked Bill. ‘You have to be