Counterfeits

Robinson on teaching a boy about jade (illustration)

A Chinese boy who wanted to learn about jade went to study with a talented old teacher. This gentle man put a piece of the precious stone into his hand and told him to hold it tight. Then he began to talk of philosophy, men, women, the sun and almost everything under it. After an …

"My Sheep Hear My Voice"–No Counterfeits Allowed (illustration)

My sheep hear my voice and come to me! Someone once asked a banker how he trained his staff to recognize counterfeit notes: The banker said, that’s simple, I have them handling the real thing all day, so when a counterfeit note comes into their hands, they know immediately. (Lou …

How to recognize counterfeit money. (illustration)

The American Banking Association in their training program to help tellers never look at a counterfeit bill. All they do hour after hour, day after day, is handle authentic currency until they are so familiar with the true that they can not possibly be fooled with the false. This …