Inherited

The book, the sum total of all their inheritance, did not make any sense, at least at first. Then one of them notices that the book was written backwards, meant to be read from end to front. Still, no one cared except for one little girl who took time to sit on the floor, crisscross-applesauce, and read the darn thing. It was she who had noticed the reverse order of the words in the first place. Well, any of them would have figured it out if they’d bothered to look. The first page had two words on it: End The. And the last page also contained a grand total of two words: Beginning The. Of course it was backwards, but why would Uncle go to the trouble of writing a book in reverse order? The little girl had to find out.

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