Ans. The lawyer gave Gillian the money because it was the share of the will that his dead uncle had left.
Q.2. Why did Gillian call the amount of one thousand dollars a confoundedly awkward amount .
Ans. Gillian called the amount an awkward amount because on one hand it was a little amount, and he had to present an account for its expenditure.
Q.3. Who bestowed the amount upon Gillian ?
Ans. Gillian’s dead uncle beswtowed the amount upon him.
Q.4. Why did Gillian go to the club?
Ans. Gillian went to club to hunt out one whom he called old Bryson.
Q.5. “Bryson was sequestered”, which sentence in the story shows this quality of Bryson?
Ans. When he saw Gillian , he sighed. This sentence shows this quality of Bryson.
Q.6. What did Gillian consider as a joke in his uncle’s will?
Ans. Gillian’s uncle was worth half a million dollars even then he left only one thousand dollars for him , it was a joke in the will.
Q.7. What did old Gillian bestow upon Miss Hayden?
Ans. Old Gillian bestowed upon Miss Hayden his own share of amount.
Q.8. What would Gillian have done if his uncle had bestowed upon him a seal ring and ten dollars?
Ans. If his uncle had bestowed upon Gillian a seal ring and ten dollars he would have enjoyed life never better than now.
Q.9. Why did Gillian want to spend the money at one go?
Ans. Gillian wanted to spend the money at one go because he had to maintain an account and he did not like itemizing.
Q.10. What did the lawyer tell Gillian when he submitted his account?
Ans. When Gillian had submitted the account the lawyer told him that the account would be examined and if it was found to be prudent , wise and unselfish , they would hand over him the additional amount of 50,000 dollars.