For Love Or Money

‘Yes, said the old man to his visitor, ‘I am proud of my girls and
would like to see them comfortably married, and as I have made a little
money they will not go penniless to their husbands. There is Mary,
twenty-five years old, and a really good girl. I shall give her $1000
when she marries. Then comes Bet, who won’t see thirty-five again. I
shall give her $3000, and the man who takes Eliza, who is forty, will
have $5000 with her. The young man reflected a moment and then asked,
‘You haven’t one about fifty, have you?

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