The Lost Inheritance
H. G. Wells
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer of science fiction stories and novels and is frequently credited as being the father of science fiction. 'The Lost Inheritance' is the story of a young man whose sole purpose in life is to persuade his wealthy and eccentric uncle to leave him his fortune. He is delighted when the old man declares that he has written a will leaving him everything...but when the old man passes away, the will is nowhere to be found. What follows next is comic tragedy.