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And for every twenty shillings that he coined, you will remember, Captain John Hull was entitled to put one shilling into his own pocket.
Thereupon, the man of the house, who had hitherto pretended to have no English, and driven me from his door by signals, suddenly began to speak as clearly as was needful, and agreed for five shillings to give me a night's lodging and guide me the next day to Torosay.
It was worth six shillings to have a fender you could always tell that joke on," said Mr.
Some are hard up for a thousand pounds; some for a shilling.
And truly, putting all this together, I don't think twenty shillings was so much out of the way.
I will take you at the regular pace, gentlemen; shillings don't pay for putting on the steam like that.
No, no," he said, gruffly, "never mind--put the shilling up again.
And for salary,' said Mr Gregsbury, winding up with great rapidity; for he was out of breath--'and for salary, I don't mind saying at once in round numbers, to prevent any dissatisfaction--though it's more than I've been accustomed to give --fifteen shillings a week, and find yourself.
This,” cried the young man, with an accent that sounded as if he took a bitter pleasure in his poverty, while he held a shilling up before his eyes, “this is all the treasure that I possess—this and my rifle
Quinion then formally engaged me to be as useful as I could in the warehouse of Murdstone and Grinby, at a salary, I think, of six shillings a week.
Tadpole holds out, but between threats and cajoleries at length sells half for one shilling and sixpence--about a fifth of its fair market value; however, he is glad to realize anything, and, as he wisely remarks, "Wanderer mayn't win, and the tizzy is safe anyhow.
Because of the fifteen shillings and the five," they said solemnly.