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[ 100 } which he threatened to resign his situation if the life of his friend was not spared. This menace produced the desired effect. The life of his friend was granted, and he sent him a considerable sum of money. 44. A singular legacy. An old bachelor in the south of France fa mous for his wealth and avaricc was shunned and hated by every one. He required such atiention srom his servants as sew were disposcq to pay; and instead of wages only slattered them with hopes of being remembered in his will. With these hopes, however, he could scarcely prevail on any one to continue with him more than a month ; and at length his character became so notorious that master as he was of immense wealth, he could not obtain the service of the meanest individual. He therefore devised this expedient.