The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 256
If that was the case, she would not even have the opportunity to live in the villa that Zeke had given to Charlie after the renovation was completed.
Elaine gave in immediately when she thought about this.
At this time, she could only sigh before she said, “Okay, I’ll choose to be supportive of you, then. I won’t mention Wilson Group anymore, okay?”
Claire was finally satisfied and she nodded before she said, “Alright then, we won’t move out, then.”
Charlie could not stop himself from showing a thumbs up gesture at Claire when he witnessed her showdown with her mother.
His wife was really incredible. Even though it was not apparent, Claire was always very effective at handling all the critical moments.
Jacob did not say anything so far but when he saw his daughter who rarely lost her temper finally getting angry and frustrated, he came forward and said, “Look! Why should you be fighting? Isn’t it good for the family to be harmonious and happy?”
Elaine glared at Jacob with a sharp expression on her face as she said, “You didn’t even say a word before this and you suddenly have so much to say now? Even though Charlie is useless, he even got us a villa and we now have a new place to live in. What about you? What have you done for the family? All you know how to do is to play with some antiques every now and then. You’re the most useless person in this family!”
“Hey!” Jacob got frustrated when Elaine started to push the blame to him. After that, Jacob quickly said, “Elaine! Don’t you dare despise or look down on me! Have you forgotten how amazing I was when I made a few hundred thousand dollars by selling some medicine?”
At this time, Elaine looked at Jacob with a disdainful expression on her face as she said, “If you get arrested for fraud, don’t expect me to save you or to take out any money to bail you out!”
“You are really a b*tch!” Jacob yelled out angrily. “Can you stop looking down on others? I’m talented at investing in antiques, okay?”
After that, Jacob rushed into his bedroom before he brought out a pen holder and said with an arrogant expression on his face, “Look! I’ll show you what I found today! This item is worth at least a few hundred thousand dollars!”
Elaine replied in a disdainful manner, “When are you ever going to wake up and face reality? Do you really think it’s so easy to deceive others? Do you think that everyone is as foolish as you are?”
Jacob stomped his feet angrily at this time before he said, “Don’t look down on others if you have no understanding of antiques at all! This pen holder is from the Qing Dynasty and I only spent five thousand dollars to buy it. I’ve already sent a picture of this pen holder to Zachary and he’s willing to pay three hundred thousand dollars for it!”
Charlie glanced at the pen holder in Jacob’s hand and he was really surprised.
If the pen holder was really from the Qing Dynasty, then it might really be worth a few hundred thousand dollars. However, Charlie could already tell with just one glance that the pen holder in Jacob’s hand was obviously made with modern craftsmanship. It would probably be worth no more than a hundred dollars.
The seller was obviously treating Jacob as a fool when he sold him the pen holder for five thousand dollars.
Charlie could understand how Jacob would be so easily fooled. However, at this time, Charlie could not help wondering why Zachary, who was an antiques dealer, would actually pay Jacob three hundred thousand dollars for this pen holder. Zachary was the type of person who would invest in a cheap bargain and then try to rip his customers off instead. Since this pen holder was obviously fake, why would he be willing to spend three hundred thousand dollars on it instead of simply offering Jacob one hundred dollars for it?