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Traditionally, the men of the Kane family left their fortunes to the eldest son of the family. Abel, however, was happy enough to leave all his possessions to his only daughter. Discuss whether William's father would have left all his possessions to an only daughter.

William was Abel's anonymous financial backer. What qualities did William see in Abel that made him confident that the hotel chain was a good investment?

George was Abel's best friend. Matthew was William's. How are George and Matthew similar and how are they different?

The well-meaning fathers had plans for their children. William planned for Richard to go into banking. Abel wanted Florentyna to be part of the hotel company. Discuss two ways that each child demonstrated their independence.

Why was it important to Abel to build hotels in Istanbul and Warsaw? What does this show us about his character?

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