How the Comte De Paris Became Rich.
The Paris correspondent of ‘ The Times ’ tells this romantic story, -which reads like a chapter of ‘ Monte Christo ’ ;—“ Some fancy that the Comte De Paris’s fortune is small, and that he needs power to enlarge it, but this is a mistake. Ho has a considerable fortune, the amount and origin of which are unknown, even to his intimate friends. At least ten years ago a man, since dead, who bore a high foreign title, wrote to tho Comte De Paris;—‘l owe my immense fortune to your grandfather, and I wish to show my gratitude to him by offering you part of it, and thus enabling you to personify the Monarchy. Give a trusty man five of your visiting cards. He will present them to five stockbrokers, named below, and what I destine for you will be handed to him.’ This was done. The trusty man brought back a cab ful of bonds to bearer. I do not know the precise sum, but the insurance companies demanded 150,000fr for the transport of the bonds to England. The Count thought this too much, and he had the bonds put in tin boxes, which two trusty men took to England and deposited at Coutts’s Bunk. The Comte De Paris is supposed to have 400,000fr or 500,000fr a year, which would be inadequate for the head of a dynasty, and thus, perhaps, has arisen the supposition that he is in haste to increase his resources. But he is vastly richer than is supposed. Except the glory of mounting the throne and restoring the principle of hereditary succession, he lacks nothing which can constitute earthly happiness.”
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How the Comte De Paris Became Rich., Evening Star, Issue 8022, 26 September 1889
How the Comte De Paris Became Rich. Evening Star, Issue 8022, 26 September 1889
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