1799. It was not until some time later when Proctor came across original Coromo paintings at the resort that he saw the connection. He was not offended and he didn’t feel taken advantage of because he knew instinctively that a Coromo should sell for several thousand dollars, with or without axle grease.
1800. Dr. Buboni had listened with great patience to this entire convoluted story beginning with Coromo, going into detail about Proctor Crock, and then veering off to Syracuse, and into the ideas of some junkyard owner. It probably seemed to him that the subject of the story, Coromo, would never find his way to New York, so he decided to interrupt at a pause in the narrative and say something about the monasteries and garbage men.