"'There are not enough coined to get me overside,' was his answer.
Again she held the coin before his eyes, dazzling him with the vastness of its value.
Out from the shade of the awning the coin flashed golden in the blaze of sunshine and fell toward the sea in a glittering arch.
I had not, to all appearance, been followed in the street; and if I had, they could not `X-ray' the coin in my closed hand.
He said that, all things considered, I ought to put the coin back in the Collection; but that he himself would keep it `for the present'.
or how can anyone but Philip and myself know I gave him a tiny coin in the middle of the sea?"
The Australian chap did know that Hawker wanted the coin. But I can't see how on earth he could know that Hawker had got it, unless Hawker signalled to him or his representative across the shore."
An active figure ran down the steps of the house and showed under the golden lamplight the unmistakable head that resembled the Roman coin. "Miss Carstairs," said Hawker without ceremony, "wouldn't go in till you came."
Taking a latchkey from the girl and the coin from Hawker, Flambeau let himself and his friend into the empty house and passed into the outer parlour.
"We have come," said Father Brown politely, "to give back this coin to its owner." And he handed it to the man with the nose.
I had come ashore with only two pieces of money, both about the same size, but differing largely in value--one was a French gold piece worth four dollars, the other a Turkish coin
worth two cents and a half.
Spider was the first to see the date, and ere any knew what his intention was he raised himself to his feet, and lunged over the side of the boat, to disappear forever into the green depths beneath--the coin
had not been the 1875 piece.
Without deigning to look at the assemblage a second time, Monsieur the Marquis leaned back in his seat, and was just being driven away with the air of a gentleman who had accidentally broke some common thing, and had paid for it, and could afford to pay for it; when his ease was suddenly disturbed by a coin
flying into his carriage, and ringing on its floor.
"Perhaps, mademoiselle, they might give that much at the mint, for there they coin
money; but, in this shop, no one will give more than five francs for that thimble."
He sewed the coin
in the delicate leather, sewed the leather to the ribbon, tied the ends together.