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'UNCLE PETER'S LEGACY
By George Elmer Cobb.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
"And I hereby Tjequeath and
devise to my nephews, Ralph
Davis and Jonas Greer,, the house
oh Main street and the house oq
Railroad street, my trustees to
'"Here Is a Little
make the choice of awarding the
The lawyer read this extract
from the will of old Peter Davis
in a sing-song tone. There was
ta long sigh -of relief from Jonas
iGreer, and a pleased expression
ton the face of Ralph Davis. Good
old Uncle Peter .had not forgot
ten thenveven if he-had given a
Paper to Sign."
goodly portion of his worldly
goods to charity.
"Further," the lawyer contln
tinued his reading, "the first one
of said nephews making five thou
sand dollars, the same shall be re
ceived infull payment for the old
There was due speculation
among the gossips of Brandon
for a week after that, as to which
of the fortunate heirs of old Peter
Davis would receive the' best
The place on Main street was
the choice of the 'two residences.
Tne house was modern, the
neighbors were of the best social
set in the village, the street was
paved. The Railroad street place
held a neat but old-fashioned cot
tage. Main street was a broad
tree-fringed thoroughfare. Rail
road street had half of its area
taken up by tracks, sidings and
freight houses. The Greers had
no children. There were two
pretty, curly headed tots in the
"After thinking and debating
over the matter at the end of a
week the trustees of the Davis es
tate awarded the Main street
property to the Greers.
yIt's a burning shame, Ralph !"
said outspoken Mrs. Davis.
"There is no right or justice to it.
Everybody knows ir, everybody is
"Oh, we're property owners
now, and shouldn't complain," re- r
minded her husband in a pleasant
"But think of it the Greers
have no children, and we have. It