Posts Tagged: coins
Back to the Smyth Island at dusk, quite before most blacksmiths had awaken, Cillian walked quietly into a back-alley. He tried a few doors until he found one open leading to a backyard full of scrap metal.
Cillian spent the night dismantling the coins, meting the metal, comparing, weighting and sampling. He drifted to sleep on the couch twice for a few minutes at a time, fully dressed.
Cillian returned to his mascareta, a black, low, flat-bottom boat he used to move from island to island. He left the two Plier cakes and asked the boatman to wait for his return. Cillian came back an hour later, with a number of bags from
While Cillian was drinking tea he heard the sound again, on the countertop at a short distance from where he was. Again, the same sound. One more coin with the odd sound was laid on a table before he left. He looked
Cillian put his left hand in his pocket and started scrambling through the coins. One, two, one, two. Two were coins, two were not. One of the fakes came with the first purchase, the other with the second. He entered a café at a corner of Arzanà Square, sat
Clunk. Cillian collected the coin from the wooden surface, his fingers running over its surface in his pocket. He thanked the woman and left the store. After a few steps he turned back and entered the store again. I think
The One-sided die is a one-side scratched coin. The Two-sided die is a coin. The Three-sided die is a three blade propeller. The Four-sided die is a pyramid with a triangular base. The Five-sided die is a pyramid with