It read: I'm the best engraver in the world and you are just a common forger, young man!
I placed it in the envelope and sent it back to him. I cheekily wrote a note to this master-engraver explaining that his engraving was flawed and that he should look closely, under a microscope, at the letter 'o' in the word 'young'.
He would have received it the next day on April 1st. Working under a microscope, I'd engraved, 'April Fool!' in even smaller lettering which fitted inside the letter 'o'.
To this day I don't know what he must have thought when he examined it closely. He never even replied, but I'd love to have seen his face.
I'd like to think he was impressed with my skill.
What or who's engraving would you most like to do?
I'd like to engrave the winners name on the trophy at the Wimbledon tennis championships. I already engrave the Royal Box invitations every year for Wimbledon, so I'm half way there.
I'd also like to be able to engrave plates for twenty pound notes. Now that would be lucrative!
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