Lapidarium

He added his latest acquisition to his gallstone collection in the lapidarium. Not a particularly large specimen, nevertheless, a celebrity stone such as this made up for its size with its notariety if not its own celebrity. Pitted, like all the rest, he considered again, for the umpteenth time, purchasing a small rock tumbler. Once they’d been polished and set in a suitable ring or necklace, he was confident that the gallstones would fetch a handsome price. Why, he’d be able to set his own price. After all, hadn’t he corned the market?

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