Pepys is swindled

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Postby El Mystico » 09/30/12 09:16 AM

Just came across this in Pepys' diary

24 February 1668

I was prettily served this day at the playhouse-door, where, giving six shillings into the fellow's hand for us three, the fellow by legerdemain did convey one away, and with so much grace faced me down that I did give him but five, that, though I knew the contrary, yet I was overpowered by his so grave and serious demanding the other shilling, that I could not deny him, but was forced by myself to give it him.
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