When they had all sufficiently examined the broken leg, Grandfather told them a story about Captain John Hull and the Pine-tree Shillings
"It was worth six shillings
to have a fender you could always tell that joke on," said Mr.
If further evidence be required, which I do not think likely, I can add that I have been a "gentleman connected with the press." I have lived on 15 shilling
Now, I'll give you half a crown for him." 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."
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
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!
"Because of the fifteen shillings
and the five," they said solemnly.
a week does not keep body and soul together very unitedly.
This was perhaps a rich man for Mull; he would have scarce been thought so in the south; for it took all he had -- the whole house was turned upside down, and a neighbour brought under contribution, before he could scrape together twenty shillings