25. A grateful man
The owner of the dresser recalled seeing the piece in his grandparents' home in Michigan, but he could never have imagined it contained a secret drawer or such valuables and treasures. He was also very grateful that Emil Knodell had decided to return the items instead of keeping them.
"I'm an old ex-Marine and try to do the right thing," Emil later told the reporters. The moment he found the treasure, he said they should call the owner. There was no question for him to keep it. He says that although it was a fantastic find, it was not his job to keep him.
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