An antiques collector was passing a small shop when he noticeda cat on the sidewalk out front, licking milk from a saucer. Theman immediately realized the saucer was very old and valuable.He stepped into the shop with an uninterested look and askedto buy the cat.
"I'm sorry, " the shop owner said, "but the cat isnot for sale: "
" the collector urged, "I need a cat around my house tocatch mice. I'll give you 20 dollars. "
"The cat is yours," the owner said taking the money.
"Listen," the collector added, "I wonder if you could throw in that old saucer as well. The cat seemsto like it and I'd hate to have him give it up. "
"Sorry," the shop owner answered, "but that saucer brings me luck. Why, just this week I've sold68 cats!"