Suppose she were to predecease—he would have the moon, and be unable to appreciate it.
Mr. Rich died in April, 1891, having arranged that his bequest should not lapse in consequence of the predecease of my father.
In the course of nature he was almost bound to predecease her.
As a general rule, legacies given to persons who predecease the testator do not take effect; they are said to lapse.
If she should predecease the testator, then everything is left to his child or children.