Beyond the Dreams of Avarice Volume 1

Beyond the Dreams of Avarice Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...to the end enjoyed, here Roscius lies, ' is written on his tombstone. Not original, but it served. His life was one long, continual banquet for which somebody--I know not who--footed the bill. Well, the fact is--I don't know anything." "After all," said his partner, reflectively, man cannot be without any relations at all in the world. And here we have a clue to the family. Clary, let us have a shy at those twelve millions." "What are we to do? We can't ask a dead man anything." "No. But there are registers and wills and letters and documents of all kinds. Have you got your grandfather's will?--your father's will?" Clarence laughed. "You might as well ask me if I have his landed estates. Even your poetic brain, my partner, cannot realise the existence of a butterfly. Make a will? That is providing for the future from the past! These two had no past and had no future. They had nothing but the present. And in the present they spent all they could get or borrow. There was no will, bless you." "Have you got no papers at all?" "There's a desk. Since he never opened it, Clarence sprang to his feet. It was the old man's. there is probably something in it that other people would call useful. I once opened it to see if there was any money in it. There wasn't. I will go and get it." Only papers. He brought back not only a small rosewood desk, but also a bundle of papers tied up with string. "Here's the desk," he said, "and here are some papers that I found after my father's death, all piled in a drawer. I tied them up, but I have never looked at them." "Now, then"--the...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929349
  • 9781236929341