Samuel Westings Will
I, Samuel W. Westing, resident of Westing County in the fair state of Wisconsin in the great and glorious United States of America, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament.
First- I returned to live among my friends and my enemies. Icame home to seek my heir, aware that in doing so i faced death. And so I did. Today I have gathered my nearest and dearest, my sixteen neices and nephews.
Second- I Samuel W. Westing, hereby swear that I did not die of natural causes. my life was taken from me-- by one of you!
Third- Who among you is worthy to be the Westing heir? Help me. My soul shall roam restlessely until that one is found. The estate is at the cross roads. The heir who wins the windfall will be the one who finds the...
Fourth- Hail to thee, O land of opportunity! You have made me, the son
Seventh- And now, dear friends, relatives, and enemies, the Westing game begins.
Eighth- The heirs will now be paired. When called, go to the assigned table. Your name and position will be read as signed on the receipt. It will be up to the other players to discover who you really are.
Ninth- Money! each pair in attendance will now receive a check for the sum of $10,000. The chock cannot be cashed
of poor immigrants, rich, powerful, and respected. So take stock in America, my heirs, and sing in praise of this generous land. You, too, may strike it rich who dares to play the Westing game.
Fifth- Sit down, Your Honor, and read the letter this brilliant young attorney will now hand over to you.
Sixth-Before you proceed to the game room there will be one minute of silent prayer for your good old Uncle Sam.
without the signatures of botyh partners. Spend it wisely or go for broke. May God thy gold refine.
Tenth- Each pair in attendance will now receive an envelope containing a set of clues. no two sets of clues are alike. It is not what you have, it is what you don't have that counts.
Eleventh- Senseless you say? Death is a senseless yet makes way for the living. Life, too, is senseless unless you know who you are, what you want, and which
way the wind blows. so on with the game. The solution is simple if you whom you are looking for. But heirs, beware! Be aware! Some are not who they say they are, and some are not who they seem to be. Whoever you are, it's time go home. God bless you all and remember this: Buy Westing Paper Products!
Twelfth-Welcome again to the Westing house By this time you have received a seconhd check for $10,000. Before the
not pass Go.
Fifteenth-Wrong! All answers are wrong! I repeat: wrong all answers are wrong! Partnerships are canceled; you are on your own. Alone. The lawyer will leave and return with the authorities at the appointed time. And time is running out. Hurry find the name of the one who took my life takes another. Remember: it is not what you have, it is what you don't have that counts
Sixteenth-I, Samuel W. Westing of
Westingtown, born Sam "Windy" Windkloppel of Watertown(I had to change my name for business purposes. After all who'd buy a product called Windkloppel's Toilet Tissues? Would you?)do hereby declare that if no one wins, this will is null and void. So hurry, hurry, hurry, step right up and collect your prize. The lawyer will count off five minutes. Good luck and happyu Fourth of Jully.
Seventeenth-Good-bye my heirs. Thanks
day is done you may have won more, much more. Table by table, each pair will be called to give one, and only one answer. The lawyer will record your responce in case of a dispute. He does not know the answer. It is up to you.
Thirteenth-Okay, folks, there will be a short break before the big winner is announced. Berthe Erica Crow, please rise and go to the kitchen for the refreshments.
Fourteenth-Go directly to the library do
J.J. Ford and Alexander McSouthers.
Ninteenth- The Sun Has set on your Uncle Sam. Happy Birthday, Crow. And to all of my heirs, a very happy 4th of July.
for the fun and games. I can rest in peace knowing I was loved as your jolly old doorman.
Eighteenth-I, Samuel W. Westing, otherwise known as Sandy McSouthers ande others, do hereby give and bequeath all the property and possessions in my name as follows: To all of you equal shares, the deed to Sunset Towers; And to my former wife, Berthe Erica Crow, the $10,000 check foprfeited by table 1 and 2 $10,000 checks endorsed by