We were doing great! I offered the man one of our glass beads for one of his pieces of gold, but he said that he would only give one piece of gold for two glass beads. I thought that it was an amazing deal, yet Li and Zhong looked concerned and shocked that I had agreed to that deal!
Why did you guys both look so concerned when I made that deal? It is such a good deal!!!
Well, er, Ru, you do know that if we went to any other merchant near here, he would have just accepted 1 glass bead and would have given you a piece of gold, but I guess there are many different trades happening all of the time, so the trade isn't actually that bad, we just think that it is a scam.
Well, I guess while we are here in Samarkand, we may as well just try and get more trading in, and this time I will only make trades for one glass bead for one piece of gold.