Two English counterfeiters had produced thousands of genuine-looking notes
- £50, £20, £10 - and really they should have been happy with
their lot. Much wants more, and they scrambled through the discarded notes that
had not passed close scrutiny. Among the jumble they came upon a perfectly fine
note - watermarked, queen's head in exactly the right place. The only trouble
was that the amount shown was £18.
'Never mind,' said Brown, the bossman. 'We'll unload it when we're over in
And so they took the note with them and, whilst in Kerry, they entered a corner
shop to dispense with it.
'Excuse me,' said Brown to shopkeeper Casey. 'Have you got change for an £18
'Indeed, sir,' said Casey. 'And would you like three sixes or two nines?'