National Affairs: Virtue's Reward

No aged millionaire ever had more solicitous relatives than cantankerous Texan James Sexton, who controlled 378 oil wells and owned 9,000 acres in cattle ranches. The relatives—a sister and four nieces—felt entitled to be watchful, for at 70, James Sexton was acting kind of ornery. That was four years ago, when he was staying at the Cleburne rest home operated by Mrs. Agnes Kirk, then 36. There, one day, he showed his appreciation to Mrs. Kirk by handing her a check for $100,000, showed his affection for her, as well, by getting muscularly amorous. Mrs. Kirk fended him off. Then the...

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