The good Schmucke, by speaking of the splendors as "chimcracks," and deploring his friend's mania, had taught La Cibot to despise the old rubbish, and so secured Pons' museum from invasion for many a long year. When Pons took to his bed, Schmucke filled his place at the theatre and gave lessons for him at his boarding-schools.

Remonencq's receipt was worded in precisely the same way; a Greuze, a Claude Lorraine, a Rubens, and a Van Dyck being disguised as pictures of the French and Flemish schools. "Der monny makes me beleef dot the chimcracks haf som value," said Schmucke when the five thousand francs were paid over. "They are worth something," said Remonencq.

Remonencq's receipt was worded in precisely the same way; a Greuze, a Claude Lorraine, a Rubens, and a Van Dyck being disguised as pictures of the French and Flemish schools. "Der monny makes me beleef dot the chimcracks haf som value," said Schmucke when the five thousand francs were paid over. "They are worth something," said Remonencq.

In the first he combined ebony and copper; in the second contrary to his convictions he sacrificed to tortoise-shell inlaid work. In spite of Pons' learned dissertations, Schmucke never could see the slightest difference between the magnificent clock in Boule's first manner and its six predecessors; but, for Pons' sake, Schmucke was even more careful among the "chimcracks" than Pons himself.

In the first he combined ebony and copper; in the second contrary to his convictions he sacrificed to tortoise-shell inlaid work. In spite of Pons' learned dissertations, Schmucke never could see the slightest difference between the magnificent clock in Boule's first manner and its six predecessors; but, for Pons' sake, Schmucke was even more careful among the "chimcracks" than Pons himself.

The good Schmucke, by speaking of the splendors as "chimcracks," and deploring his friend's mania, had taught La Cibot to despise the old rubbish, and so secured Pons' museum from invasion for many a long year. When Pons took to his bed, Schmucke filled his place at the theatre and gave lessons for him at his boarding-schools.