"... And now we want to enclose a cheque for £1,500. The other £500 has gone to Commissioner Tucker for his wedding present. Besides this I am instructing our Bankers, Messrs. Coutts and Co., to sell out our last earthly investment of £1,400 Consols and send what they realize to you. Henceforth our bank is in heaven. You see we are rather afraid - notwithstanding the great earthly safety of Messrs. Coutts and Co. and the Bank of England - we are, I say, rather afraid that they may both break on the Judgement Day..."