THE ANSWER TO THE "QUESTION" IS:
The Nicholas dude gave a sum of money (piles of gold coins i think the story goes) to 3 girls as a dowry as their father was too poor (and without a dowry the girls wouldnt marry and as such there would be no children and if the Human species doesnt procreate then it will go extinct so consequently Nicky boy saved THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE!).
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