He came more and more to feel that Raby was a legacy left by Hetty to him.
The cheque was returned, the legacy refused, the writer being in no need of money.
He had had several talks with Bradley and with her about her legacy from Judge Knowles.
He told of the lawyer's letter, omitting for the present the news of the legacy.
And then, in this December of the year 1910, fell as from a clear sky the legacy of a grandson.
"The lawyer who has charge of this legacy is my friend and comrade," he said, after a moment's silence.
And to each of these executors he left a legacy of ten thousand dollars.
But, Geoffrey, you won't refuse to accept a legacy from me when I am dead.
If you'll forgive me, Geoff, I'll be content—only promise that you'll accept my legacy.
The legacy and the legatee have proved equally unsubstantial.