Pepys is swindled

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Pepys is swindled

Postby El Mystico » September 30th, 2012, 9:16 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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