A hot tempered old man, enraged because his daughter defied him, and married the man she loved, disowned her, and made his nephew the heir to his wealth. A couple of years after his daughter left, she returned to her father's house. Her husband was dead and she and her baby were in dire want. Her pitiful plea was addressed to her father, but the nephew intercepted the letter, and prepared to drive the poor woman away. Fortunately for her, the father came along at the opportune moment, affectionately greeted his daughter, and ordered the heartless nephew out of the house. When the woman returned the father made a new will, giving her all and the nephew nothing. The lawyer who drew up these documents was a tricky individual, and saw a chance to benefit himself by them. He did not destroy the old will, but kept both papers. When the rich man died the lawyer got into communication with the nephew, exhibited the first will, and intimated that he would suppress the second for a ...
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