Collected Stories - Chapters 31-40 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 31-40 Summary

Chapter 31 - Parson's Pleasure: Antique dealer Cyril Boggis dresses in clerical garb and patrols the English countryside on Sundays, looking for valuable pieces of furniture that he can buy at a fraction of their value and then re-sell at a much higher price in London. He makes a good living with this ploy. At one farm, he runs across an old Chippendale chair, a heretofore missing piece of a three-piece set. Instinctively, he knows it's worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. He haggles the three farmers to a minuscule price by telling them he only wants the legs. Once they strike a deal, Boggis goes down the road to get his van and come back. While he's preoccupied, the three men decide to cut off the legs and smash the piece into firewood with an axe.

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