Since Philip had figured out the Curry family’s plan, he certainly would not give the other party a chance to harm him.
He accepted the item and said to the Curry family, “I’d like to return the token too. Since Patriarch Curry is so kind, I want to return a gift too. Please wait here…”
Philip turned around and went to the back room. He took out the elixir and put it in another box before putting a jelly bean bought by Emily in the box prepared by the Curry family.
Then, he came out with two boxes.
He smiled and handed the box containing the elixir to Patriarch Curry. He said loudly, “This is an elixir I specially prepared for Patriarch Curry. On this fine day, why don’t we take the elixir together today?”
Hearing that, Patriarch Curry thought that his scheme had succeeded, not expecting that Philip had made a switch.
Everyone else was out of the loop and simply thought that Philip and Patriarch Curry had become friends.
Philip opened the box, took out the jelly bean, and popped it into his mouth.
Then, he said to Patriarch Curry, “Patriarch Curry, go ahead.”
When Patriarch Curry opened the box, he was shocked silly by Philip’s trick.
Seeing Patriarch Curry hesitate while holding the elixir, Philip confirmed his suspicions.
He smiled and said to Patriarch Curry, “What’s the matter, Patriarch Curry? Don’t you like my gift?”
Patriarch Curry was simply at a loss for words.
He was the one who prepared the poison, so how could he not realize it?
He wanted to make use of the public to force Philip to take the elixir, but unexpectedly, he shot himself in the foot.
Everyone stared at him while he looked at Philip meaningfully.
“I just recalled that I can’t take this elixir today. I’m just about to break through to the next level, so I’m afraid that I cannot control the effect of this pill.”
Philip narrowed his eyes at Patriarch Curry and asked, “Are you afraid that something is wrong with this elixir? Why don’t we find someone to appraise it?”
Hearing that, Patriarch Curry immediately put the elixir away!
“That’s not necessary. Since it’s a gift from you, there won’t be a problem.”
Philip grabbed his hand and said calmly, “I think it’s more reliable to appraise it. After all, this thing doesn’t belong to me, but was given to me by someone else!”
While speaking, Philip’s eyes were fixed on Patriarch Curry.
When he heard the suggestion to appraise the elixir, there was a flash of panic on Patriarch Curry’s face.
If the cat was out of the bag, with Philip’s current strength, he would definitely fight Patriarch Curry to the end. Even so, Patriarch Curry could not display fear.