Excerpt from Chapter 8 – “The Reading of the Will”

Published August 1, 2016

The Inheritance | George E. Smith

Excerpt from Chapter 8 – “The Reading of the Will”:

LADY CAROLINE MORELY AND KEN Battle were ushered
into lawyer Cyrus Pender’s office where Miss Boyd, the attorney’s
administrative assistant, was serving tea and coffee. While the tea
cups and saucers were a recent addition to the law firm, the furniture,
carpeting, and light fixtures showed their age. Pender’s
office was not the kind of formal, well-appointed place a client
would find in London or New York. But such shortcomings
seemed unimportant to the people awaiting the details of their
fortunes.

“Folks, I’ve studied Sir Geoffrey’s last will and testament and
can attest that the document is legal and does express the gentleman’s
wishes. It’s rather lengthy so I think we should proceed in
reviewing the details. Of course, don’t hesitate to interrupt me at
any time if you have a question or don’t understand the meaning
of a word or phrase.”