Dick, the son of a millionaire, has a fortune left to him by his mother. But before he can touch the bulk of this money it is stipulated in his mother's will that he must do certain things in order to prove that he is worthy of possessing such a fortune. The doings of Dick and his chums make the liveliest kind of reading.
an, and if I make an appointment for a certain time, I like the other fellow to be there also," and he smiled at his son.
"I'll be there, father," promised Dick.
So now he was hurrying on to keep his appointment. His home was about two miles from the town of Hamilton Corners, in one of our eastern states, the place having been named in honor of Mr. Hamilton, who, as will be told later, was at the head of many industries that gave the town its importance.
"I wonder what it can all be about?" mused Dick, as he turned his horse into the driveway that led to the mansion.
In a vague way he knew that his mother had been very wealthy in her own right; almost as wealthy as Mr. Hamilton, who was many times a millionaire. But Dick had no idea of the provisions of his mother's will. He had often heard his father speak of what a wise and far-seeing woman Mrs. Hamilton was; but Dick, who was a healthy, happy youth, fond of all kinds of sports, had not up to this time given much thought to the f