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.
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.
Jurgis was so grateful that he paid the half dollar the lawyer asked without winking an eyelash, and then rushed home to tell the news to the family.
The painting of cans being skilled piecework, and paying as much as two dollars a day, Marija burst in upon the family with the yell of a Comanche Indian, and fell to capering about the room so as to frighten the baby almost into convulsions.
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.
This was the first feeble sign that such a novelty as the telephone business could be established; and no money ever looked handsomer than this twenty dollars did to Bell, Sanders, Hubbard, and Watson.
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.
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.
More than a dozen times, when bills figuring up into the hundreds of dollars were falling due, I applied to the white men of Tuskegee for small loans, often borrowing small amounts from as many as a half-dozen persons, to meet our obligations.
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.