Mary’s life stood in stark contrast to that of her parents, who reveled in luxury while she struggled to make ends meet. The source of their family wealth was a recently unveiled secret—a heart-wrenching betrayal that had left Mary without her rightful inheritance.
The tale began with Mary’s grandmother, a kind woman who favored her over other grandchildren. The grandmother had intended to bequeath a significant portion of her considerable fortune to Mary. However, Mary’s parents, consumed by greed and deceit, executed an elaborate scheme to swindle her out of her rightful inheritance.