They were about to thank their hosts when Gloria saw a bracelet that had a gold-colored chain connecting several green stones. “Oh, Ben. This is stunning.” She picked it up and told him to fasten the clasp. Holding her arm up, she marveled at her reflection in a mirror.
He was taken with her beauty again, and admired her charm. “Pete, we’re going to take this bracelet. How much do you want?”
Pete joined them and nodded. “The lady has good taste, Ben. Those are emeralds. In fact, we just got that piece in from the man that left minutes before you two rolled in. You must have seen him leaving. Older, big buy with the hat? Anyway, it seemed a bit strange for a stranger to walk in, wanting to sell jewelry.”
Ben pulled out his wallet and held out some bills. “Will this do?”
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