Most people in the city kept dogs as pets; some kept cats. Some kept mynahs or parakeets. At the remote end of the city, in a rather antiquated dwelling, there lived an old man of unknown origin. He had a long, heavy beard of grey hair and deep-set eyes that seemed to stare. However, he had an air of foreboding about him and hardly any visitors. One evening in mid August, a peddler of almost same age came to meet him. He showed the old man a peculiar skull.
"It can speak, Bartholomew Addams."
"What's that, you say? It talks?"
"Yep, I said that. But it does not talk every time. When something is going to happen, it will predict."
"It can tell the future?"
"Sort of. Try it and see."
"How much you askin for it?"
"You can pay what you want."
Bartholomew Addams payed 48 dollars for it and took it inside his flat. The peddler moved on, but Addams was his only customer..
Most of the time that he kept it, the skull was typically mute. However, about ten days later, it said its first