Comment on the ending of the story The Chinese Statue

Comment on the ending of the story The Chinese Statue

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    The ending of the story is what is known as a sting in the tail where we see an unexpected twist. The statue which had been marked as an important family heirloom and was valued through generations, turned out to be fake. The statue was just a copy of the original whereas the ordinary base was a priceless piece of art. After the narrator learned about the history of the statue, he bought the statue whereas a gentleman, present at the auction, bought the base at a high price.

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