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[98] The son who was made heir by the will finds his way barred by the law “A disinherited son shall receive none of his father's property.” The basis is one resting on the letter of the law and intention, and the problem is whether he can inherit by any means at all? can he do so in accordance with the intention of his father? or in virtue of the fact that he was made heir by the will? The problem confronting the bastard is twofold, since he was born after the two legitimate sons [p. 461] and was not born before a legitimate son.

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