Monday, September 24, 2007

Girls Throw Dice for Legacy Money


LONDON, England, Feb. 26. — Two domestic servants threw dice at the Guildford Guildhall, Surrey, in the presence of the mayor. Under a bequest, dating from 1674, the interest on 1,000 pounds (about $5,000) is to be annually "diced" for by two Guildford servant girls of good character who have served one master and mistress for two years or more.

The maids selected this year were Rose Chapman, who has served four years in one house, and Beatrice Over, who has a record of six years and eleven months in one situation. The former won £12 1s. 6d, and the second girl £11 9s.

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