The cheque represented the full amount of Mrs. Peniston’s legacy, and the letter accompanying it explained that the executors, having adjusted the business of the estate with less delay than they had expected, had decided to anticipate the date fixed for the payment of the bequests.
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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.