Read The Charismatic Charlie Wade by Lord Leaf Chapter 79
Thrilled and overjoyed, Charlie quickly stuffed the Apocalyptic Book into his pocket, but the book instantly turned into powder and disappeared into thin air.
Miraculously, every word in the book was clearly imprinted in Charlie’s brain.
At this moment, Jacob, who ran away like a coward, was brutally apprehended by several big and strong men and was hurled back to the shop.
Looking at his puffy and swelling cheeks, Charlie figured that he must have been beaten vigorously before he was carried back here. Charlie found Jacob’s piteous look very funny and amusing.
How dare this old coot label him as a scapegoat after getting into trouble! It was outrageous! A little beating was necessary as a punishment for him to learn his lesson.
Jacob was in a particularly dreaded and shaky position right now. Due to his desperate escape earlier, he was panting profusely like a dog, trying to catch his breath.
His chubby and fragile body made it impossible for him to outrun those young people. Besides, he didn’t have the car key, how did he expect he could escape from this place?
Thus, it only took those guys a short while to catch him. His hands were tied behind his back, his face was swollen from a few slaps. It was extremely embarrassing and miserable to the sight.
As Jacob was taken back to the shop, Raymond, the manager, gritted his teeth in dismay and said, “Old man, do you think you can run away after smashing our things? Learn about our Vintage Deluxe’s background before you do something so stupid!”
Jacob stuttered in horror, “I didn’t mean it, the vase was too slippery…”
Raymond growled coldly, “Shut the f*ck up! I’ll give you an afternoon to get your money ready. If you can’t afford it, I’ll sue you for deliberately damaging my property! The case value of five million dollars is more than enough for you to stay in prison forever!”
Jacob trembled in fright. He turned to Charlie and clung on him like he was a life-saving boat. “Charlie, my good son-in-law! You must help me! You can’t let them do this to me!”
Charlie shrugged helplessly. “But, Dad, I don’t have that much money.”
Jacob blurted anxiously, “Go to prison on my behalf, then! The Wilson family has supported you for so long, it’s time for you to repay us!”
Charlie stared at his shameless father-in-law and wondered how he had the nerve to say such things now.
Before he refused, Raymond interjected, “Stop. At Vintage Deluxe, we do business in an honest and trustworthy way. Whoever commits the mistake takes the blame. Old man, you broke the vase, so you have to pay for it!”
Then, he said to Charlie, “You can go now, but I advise you to help him get the money. Otherwise, if I don’t have the money by the evening, I’ll send him to the police station!”
Charlie nodded lightly.
Jacob wailed loudly, “My dear son-in-law, you can’t leave me here! What should I do if you’re gone?”
He wanted to laugh seeing his father-in-law so frightened and scared, but of course, he couldn’t smile for real.
He was about to leave this place with the excuse of getting the money and left his father-in-law here to suffer a little, but suddenly, it occurred to him that there was an ancient method for the restoration of porcelain artifacts in the Apocalyptic Book. Hence, an idea struck his mind as he said, “Mr. Cole, if I can repair the vase, will you let the old man go?”
Raymond smirked, “Repair the vase? Who do you think you are? To tell you the truth, I’ve sent the photos to the experts of cultural relics appraisal in Aurous Hill and they said it is beyond repair after such damage.”
Charlie shook his head in doubt. “Your vase is broken anyway, what’s the use of keeping around, right? Why don’t you let me try?”
The disdainful smirk widened on Raymond’s face. “Oh, okay, you’re an overly stubborn and confident young fella, aren’t you? Alright! Let’s see what you can do!”
Charlie said firmly, “Give me a sheet of Chinese rice paper, a brush, and five raw eggs. Raw.”
Raymond complied with his request without hesitation since he was looking forward to seeing what kind of ridiculous show Charlie would perform. Soon, his man brought back a basket of raw eggs for Charlie.
However, he still found it bewildering that he couldn’t help but tease, “Restoring artifacts using eggs, huh? Seriously, I’ve never heard anything so absurd before. I warn you, don’t you try any tricks. You can either pay compensation or we’ll sue your father-in -law. Five million-it’s enough for the old man to stay in prison until he dies.”