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With A Minor Flaw

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The writer saw the world famous Meissen coffee cup displayed at the company shop when she was traveling through Eastern Europe in early May. It had dahlias drawn in fine cobalt blue lines on a creamy white base. It was not in one of the lovely display cases but in a wagon of for-sale items. The tag attached to the coffee cup contained words saying 'with a minor flaw' in Japanese. The writer could not find any flaw with the coffee cup even after scrutinizing many times. The price was 3000 yen less than the flawless cup, and the cups in the display cases were priced at 17000 yen. The writer bought the cup after several second thoughts. The cup on the table had such a dignified presence. It exuded a flavour of European elegance, and it was hard to imagine that the cup had a minor flaw.

Keywords: display cases; Eastern Europe; European elegance; Meissen coffee cup; minor flaw



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