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[ 104 ) gift is worth nothing to the servant. How so 2 exclaimed he... The relative replied, The will says, I bequeath the money and my Estate to the servant who shall close my eyes. But as the old miser was blind of one eye, the gift is invalid. The unfortunate servant on this applied to a lawyer who gave him great hopes of success, if the question were brought into court. A suit was accordingly instituted, and the judges decided, that the object of the testator must be ascertained from the fair and natural mean ing of the words; that it was not to be belicv ed that in his last act he meant to commit a fraud, and that there could be no doubt in reason and law that...he did really intend to bequeath the estate and money to the servant who should continue faithful to him till he died. They therefore directed the property to be given to the servant. The relatives, however, appealed the cause to the Parliament of Paris, where the decision of the court