PERSONS of a speculative turn of mind are informed that the following document is for sale, and are requested to mention what sum they will give for it.
"1 O U, Lady Lydiard, five hundred pounds (£500), Felix Sweetsir."
Her Ladyship became possessed of this pecuniary remittance under circumstances which surround it with a halo of romantic interest. It was the last communication she was destined to receive from her accomplished nephew. There was a Note attached to it, which cannot fail to enhance its value in the estimation of all rightminded persons who assist the circulation of paper money.
The lines that follow are strictly confidential:
"Note.--Our excellent Moody informs me, my dear aunt, that you have decided (against his advice) on 'refusing to prosecute.' I have not the slightest idea of what he means; but I am very much obliged to him, nevertheless, for reminding me of a circumstance which is of some interest to yourself personally.
"I am on the point of retiring to the Continent