6. A bargain price
The antique chest of drawers for less than $ 100 really was a bargain. But that was not so incredible in antiquity. It contained a secret that might have been hidden from the world for several decades. It seemed likely even the owner's relative knew what was really in the dresser.
Emil had just begun to crack the furniture jackpot with his purchase. It was a happy move that ultimately led him to gain more than he paid for the item, about 150 times what he had actually paid for the item.