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Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot

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Author: Dick Purcell
Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,831 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 869
Added to site: 2009.12.14
mnybks.net#: 26026
Origin: gutenberg.org

Being one of the richest men in the world, it was only natural that many people anticipated the day he would die. For someone should claim--Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot.

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s were an indirect answer to a question from Carter Hagen, his attorney. The two men were standing in an open glade, some distance from Sam Chipfellow's mansion at Chipfellow's Folly, this being the name Sam himself had attached to his huge estate.

Sam lived there quite alone except for visits from relatives and those who claimed to be relatives. He needed no servants nor help of any kind because the mansion was completely automatic. Sam did not live alone from choice, but he was highly perceptive and it made him uncomfortable to have relatives around with but one thought in their minds: When are you going to die and leave me some money?

Of course, the relatives could hardly be blamed for entertaining this thought. It c

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2015.06.26
jeff flack
*****

regardless of what anyone else says, this was a great little story.
and it gave me a belly laugh at the end. good one on you Mr purcell, god rest you in haven.

2013.06.26
Paulo Respighi
**...

A rich inventor dies and leaves his fortune to whomever can think the right thought to open the vault containing it.

A story that tries to be profound comes off as a little precious.


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