Reed: his intention to adopt me and make me his legatee
Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee
, his sole friend, and sole mourner.
All the rest he died possessed of, he bequeathed to Peggotty; whom he left residuary legatee
, and sole executrix of that his last will and testament.
You expected, perhaps, I was going to tell you that I had made my fortune, or that the Uncle Blondeau had at last decided to return into the breast of nature, after having constituted me his universal legatee
Such conversation paused suddenly, like an organ when the bellows are let drop, if Mary Garth came into the room; and all eyes were turned on her as a possible legatee
, or one who might get access to iron chests.
I distrusted and disliked you from the moment I first met you in Bekwando village with poor old Monty for a partner, and read the agreement you had drawn up and the clause about the death of either making the survivor sole legatee
I have given a judgment for the residuary legatee
under the will," said the Court, "put the costs upon the contestants, decided all questions relating to fees and other charges; and, in short, the estate in litigation has been settled, with all controversies, disputes, misunderstandings, and differences of opinion thereunto appertaining.
It did, indeed, begin in the formal manner of a will, but after the words "I give and bequeath all of which I die possessed" the writing abruptly stopped with a set of scratches, and there was no trace of the name of any legatee
Mortimer replies, that by special testamentary clause it would then go to the old servant above mentioned, passing over and excluding the son; also, that if the son had not been living, the same old servant would have been sole residuary legatee
She felt assured that Maggie was drowned; that was far more probable than that her niece and legatee
should have done anything to wound the family honor in the tenderest point.
And then the three harpooneers were bidden to the feast, they being its residuary legatees
In the question how the trusts under that will are to be administered, the fortune left by the will is squandered away; the legatees
under the will are reduced to such a miserable condition that they would be sufficiently punished if they had committed an enormous crime in having money left them, and the will itself is made a dead letter.