They offered him a large sum of money if he would but give up that twentieth shilling
which he was continually dropping into his own pocket.
I was for getting angry, and appealed to the rich man (Hector Maclean was his name), who had been a witness to our bargain and to my payment of the five shillings
for this remarkable collection of riddles with the et caeteras.
If you want to find out the value of money, live on 15 shillings
a week and see how much you can put by for clothes and recreation.
It had not yet occurred to her that she might get money for her locket and earrings which she carried with her, and she applied all her small arithmetic and knowledge of prices to calculating how many meals and how many rides were contained in her two guineas, and the odd shillings
, which had a melancholy look, as if they were the pale ashes of the other bright-flaming coin.
a week is not much,' said Nicholas, mildly.
But the poor fellow shall have two shots at the turkey, if he wants it, for I’ll give him another shilling
myself; though, per haps, I had better offer to shoot for him.
This made a hole in the six or seven shillings
, I know well; and I was out at the warehouse all day, and had to support myself on that money all the week.
When therefore, about this time, an auction was one night announced to take place in the hall, at which, amongst the superfluities of other boys, all Diggs's penates for the time being were going to the hammer, East and Tom laid their heads together, and resolved to devote their ready cash (some four shillings
sterling) to redeem such articles as that sum would cover.
Here is your money--all shillings
, except two half-crowns.
For a while she had kept both herself and the child on the twelve shillings
a week that twelve hours' drudgery a day procured her, paying six shillings
out of it for the child, and keeping her own body and soul together on the remainder.
Nose and ear ornaments of bone and turtle-shell he also rifled, as well as a chest-crescent of pearl shell, fourteen inches across, worth fifteen shillings
he wanted,' she cries, 'but what do you think I beat him down to?
That,' rejoined the secretary, doing as he was told, 'is all-- except Mrs Varden's box (fourteenth time of opening), seven shillings
and sixpence in silver and copper, and half-a-guinea in gold; and Miggs (being the saving of a quarter's wages), one-and- threepence.
Then he called the host to him and said, "Here, good man, are ten broad shillings
for the entertainment thou hast given us this day.