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An old farmer, dictating his will to a lawyer, says:

“I give and bequeath to my wife the sum of $100 a year. Is that writ down, mister?”

“Yes, said the lawyer, but she is not so old that she may marry again. Won’t you make any change, in that case? Most people do.”

“Ah, do they? Well write once more and say, if my wife marries again, I give and bequeath to her the sum of $200 a year. That’ll do, won’t it, mister?”

“Why that’s just doubling the sum she would have had if she had remained unmarried,” said the lawyer; “its generally the other way.”

“Aye,” said the farmer; “but him as takes her deserves it.”

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