Dr Nikola's Experiment
"I'm glad of that," I answered. "Now, I want you to tell me what you would consider the real value of the work."
"If it were wanted to make up a collection it might possibly be worth a sovereign," the man replied promptly. "Otherwise, not more than we asked you for it."
"Then you don't think any one would be likely to offer a hundred pounds for it?" I inquired.
The man laughed outright.
"Not a man in the possession of his wits," he answered. "No, sir, I think I have stated the price very fairly, though of course it might fetch a few shillings more or less, according to circumstances."
"I am very much obliged to you," I said; "I simply wanted to know as a matter of curiosity."
With that I left the shop and made my way to the hospital, where I found Kelleran hard at work. He looked up at me as I entered, and nodded, but it was lunch time before I got an opportunity of speaking to him.
"Kelleran," I said, as we passed