I took the paper from him and read as follows: "TO THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE: On account of the bequest of the late Ezekiah Hopkins, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., there is now another vacancy open which entitles a member of the League to a salary of £4 a week for purely nominal services.
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The total bequest was over a million dollars.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.