He was an energetic young farmer, and he realized why he couldn't pay expenses. He needed up-to-date farming implements. He didn't have them, he didn't have the money to buy them, and he had absolutely no credit. It was particularly unfortunate because he was in love with the daughter of the magnate, and the said magnate declined to welcome him as a member of the family. In desperation the young farmer wrote to a distant cousin, earnestly requesting a loan of $200. In reply he received a letter from the cousin's executors informing him that the old man was dead, and "had left him not one cent." It was also explained the estate of the deceased was valued at $20,000. The farmer threw the letter from him in despair, and decided to go to the city to make a last final hunt for funds. His aged and shrew farmhand came along, saw the letter, picked it up and read it. He suddenly conceived a way to help him. He took the letter, carefully erased the words "not a" and substituted the one ...
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