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Tuesday, April 24

When the allowance just is not enough

King George V was well known for his frugality and thrift, qualities he tried to instill in his children. However, the then Prince of Wales was something of a spendthrift. While at school he had already run through his allowance, so he wrote his father, pleading for more money. In return he received a cold note of reproval urging him to change his ways and learn to be a businessman.

The next mail contained the following note from his son:
I have taken your advice. Have just sold your letter to a collector for twenty-five pounds.


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