The Wrong Box, Island Nights' Entertainments, Father Damien (The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson Valima Edition - Volume 15)

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A number of sprightly youths (the more the merrier) put up a certain sum of money, which is then funded in a pool under trustees coming on for a century later, the proceeds are fluttered for a moment in the face of the last survivor, who is probably deaf, so that he cannot even hear of his success - and who is certainly dying, so that he might just as well have lost. The peculiar poetry and even humor of the scheme is now apparent, since it is one by which nobody concerned can possibly profit; but its fine, sportsmanlike character endeared it to our grand parents.

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