The Heir Apparent
A pauper used to visit the famous Jewish philanthropist Baron Rothschild every month with his brother, and each would be given 50 pounds. The brother died and the following month the pauper came alone. Upon seeing him, Rothschild's secretary handed the man 50 pounds.
"Just a minute," protested the pauper. "I'm entitled to a hundred pounds."
"But your brother is dead," replied the secretary. "His handout was cancelled."
"What do you mean cancelled?" asked the pauper angrily. "Am I my brother's heir or is Rothschild?!"