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Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington
One of Arthur’s school fellows by name Crosbie for a wager climbed the top of the ‘Yellow Steeple,” as the gaunt tower of St. Mary’s Abbey was called. While his schools fellows were watching with bated breath came Crosbie’s last will and the testament fluttering down. Arthur, the future Iron Duke burst into tears because nothing not even one game cock had been bequeathed to him.
The Iron Duke at the height of his fame was walking down Pall Mall when a minor official from a Government office came up, took of hat and said, “Mr. Jones, I believe?”
The duke’s answer was simple and direct: “Sir, if you believe that you’ll believe anything.”

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