By O. Henry
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"One thousand dollars," said the lawyer Tolman. His voice was severe and serious. "And here is the money.”

Young Gill touched the thin package of fifty-dollar bills and laughed.

"It's such a strange amount," he explained to the lawyer. His face was kind. “If it were ten thousand, a man might celebrate with a lot of fireworks. Even fifty dollars would be less trouble."

"You heard your uncle's will after he died," continued the lawyer Tolman. "I do not kno...

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