A tontine is established for a dozen children, a tontine being a kind of bet/insurance, money is put in for each to grow with interest and the last survivor is to get the lot. We watch the group dwindle until only two brothers are left. One brother is watched by his nephews who will keep him alive at all costs, the other lives in ill health and poverty as the only support of his fairly stupid grandson. Statues and bodies are switched, in the wrong boxes until everyone is sure someone has died. Now if they can only make it seem as if the other brother died first, hundreds of thousands of pounds (in Victorian England when a pound was a pound) will be theirs. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Virtuous maidens...cunning cousins...dastardly deeds...bodies in barrels...and boxes and boxes of boxes!
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Just before the train crash you can see the smoke and steam going back into the engines, signifying the trains were in reverse and the film played backwards. See more
In recognition of your many and varied services to the crown, I dub thee...
[the sword descends too fast
Oh. We are frightfully sorry, Sir Robert.
"Certain funeral & military airs played by Her Majesty Queen Victoria's Temperance Seven who actually number eight" See more
References Kind Hearts and Coronets
Light of Head
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