James, who owned a rare antique clock offered to sell it to his friend Peter. The offer was
made through a letter dated 10 August 2019, which was posted on the same day. The letter
expressly stated that the offer was only open until 20 August 2019. Peter received the letter
on 14 August 2019 and immediately posted his letter of acceptance to James .
Due to a postal delay, this letter reached James only on 22 August 2019. Meanwhile, on 21
August 2019, James, not having heard from Peter, sold the antique clock to Sarah.
(a) whether he can successfully sue James for breach of contract; and (15 marks)