It was not with regret, or envy, or any unworthy feeling, however; it was a fair, honest, moral sigh, that had its birth in the thought of how much good a hundred dollars might have done, properly applied.
"NOW a good time to ask for three dollars! What, just when I've paid a hundred dollars for a pocket-handkerchief?
Ten dollars a month for four rooms is two an' a half for one.
"Three dollars and twelve and a half cents," she supplied quickly.
It appeared that this house contained four rooms, besides a basement, and that it might be bought for fifteen hundred dollars, the lot and all.
Marija had about fifty dollars pinned up somewhere in her stockings, and Grandfather Anthony had part of the money he had gotten for his farm.
And the high and lofty, heaven-inspired TRANSCONTINENTAL paid five dollars for five thousand words!
Five dollars for five thousand words, ten words for a cent, the market price for art.
Balch was not required to pay a cent in advance, except his railway fare, and before he was many years older he had sold his lease for a handsome fortune of a quarter of a million dollars, honestly earned by his initiative and enterprise.
His entire business, which was that of cutting out soles for shoe manufacturers, was not at any time worth more than thirty-five thousand dollars. Yet, from 1874 to 1878, he had advanced nine-tenths of the money that was spent on the telephone.
They fell into a conversation, and the Northern lady became so much interested in the effort being made at Tuskegee that before they parted Miss Davidson was handed a check for fifty dollars
. For some time before our marriage, and also after it, Miss Davidson kept up the work of securing money in the North and in the South by interesting people by personal visits and through correspondence.
Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars
. It seemed to her a very large amount of money, and the way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old porte-monnaie gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years.
"Sixty thousand dollars
, or thereabouts," the young man answered despairingly.
In the meantime, and from the day he washed seven hundred dollars
from a single pan and squatted over it and thought a long thought, he never again touched hand to pick and shovel.
Full black; stolen from Africa; sold in New Orleans; been free fifteen years; paid for himself six hundred dollars
; a farmer; owns several farms in Indiana; Presbyterian; probably worth fifteen or twenty thousand dollars
, all earned by himself.