My teaser :

“Made it himself !” muttered Pratt .”Um – looks as if he wanted to keep the terms secret.Well – -“
He read the will through- rapidly ,but with care ,murmuring the phraseology half aloud.
“This is the last will of me , John Mallathorpe , of Normandale , in the West Riding of the County of York.”  pg 13 The Talleyrand Maxim by J.S.Fletcher 

I’m really enjoying the older books what a selection AdobeDigital Editions have!