'"Mr Tagomi said 'Sir, I have a gift to graft.' 'I beg your pardon?' Baynes said. 'To invite your favourable attitude.' Mr Tagomi reached into his overcoat pocket and brought out a small box. 'Selected from among the finest objets d'art of America available.' He held out the box. 'Well,' Baynes said. 'Thanks.' He accepted the box. 'All afternoon assorted officials examined the alternatives,' Mr Tagomi said. 'This is the most authentic of dying old U.S. culture, a rare retained artifact carrying flavour of bygone halycon day.' Mr Baynes opened the box. In it lay a Mickey Mouse wristwatch on a pad of black velvet. Was Mr Tagomi playing a joke on him? He raised his eyes, saw Mr Tagomi's tense, concerned face. No, it was not a joke. 'Thank you very much,' Baynes said. 'This is indeed incredible.' 'Only few, perhaps ten, authentic 1938 Mickey Mouse watches in all world today,' Mr Tagomi said, studying him, drinking in his reaction, his appreciation. 'No collector known to me has one, sir.' They entered the air terminal and together ascended the ramp.'
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