He declined a proffered present of tobacco, bought a case of stick tobacco from Van Horn, paying him five pounds
for it, and insisted on having it sawed open so that he could fill his pipe.
A solid shot of 108 inches would weigh more than 200,000 pounds, a weight evidently far too great.
The problem, therefore, is this-- What thickness ought a cast-iron shell to have in order not to weight more than 20,000 pounds? Our clever secretary will soon enlighten us upon this point."
That very evening, indeed, before the fair had set in, Fred thought he saw a favorable opening for disposing advantageously of his horse, but an opening which made him congratulate himself on his foresight in bringing with him his eighty pounds
. A young farmer, acquainted with Mr.
Gogoomy and his five tribesmen were fined three pounds
each, and at Gogoomy's guttural command they refused to pay.
Don't leave me time enough to take the stingy view of five hundred pounds
The next morning, the public were once informed that Oliver Twist was again To Let, and that five pounds
would be paid to anybody who would take possession of him.
This apparatus had been so ingeniously combined that it did not weigh more than seven hundred pounds, even including twenty-five gallons of water in another receptacle.
Such were the items of the four thousand pounds that Dr.
He took out and consulted a pocket almanac, and added, "As today is Wednesday, the 2nd of October, I shall be due in London in this very room of the Reform Club, on Saturday, the 21st of December, at a quarter before nine p.m.; or else the twenty thousand pounds, now deposited in my name at Baring's, will belong to you, in fact and in right, gentlemen.
He certainly did not bet to win, and had only staked the twenty thousand pounds, half of his fortune, because he foresaw that he might have to expend the other half to carry out this difficult, not to say unattainable, project.
If the place belongs to the members, why do they have to pay thirty pounds
And farmed it he had, for twenty years, shrewd, cool-headed, sober, industrious, and thrifty, rising from ship's boy and forecastle hand to mate and master of sailing-ships and thence into steam, second officer, first, and master, from small command to larger, and at last to the bridge of the old Tryapsic--old, to be sure, but worth her fifty thousand pounds
and still able to bear up in all seas, and weather her nine thousand tons of freight.
Their mother had nothing, and their father only seven thousand pounds
in his own disposal; for the remaining moiety of his first wife's fortune was also secured to her child, and he had only a life-interest in it.
It was derived under her father's will, and it amounted to the sum of twenty thousand pounds
. Besides this, she had a life-interest in ten thousand pounds
more, which latter amount was to go, on her decease, to her aunt Eleanor, her father's only sister.