This held water, and all summer it stood there, with the near-by soil draining into it, festering and stewing in the sun; and then, when winter came, somebody cut the ice on it, and sold
it to the people of the city.
On the 13th of December he sold another horse--said two warn't necessary to drag that old light vehicle with--in fact, one could snatch it along faster than was absolutely necessary, now that it was good solid winter weather and the roads in splendid condition.
On the 17th of February, 1835, he sold the old carriage and bought a cheap second-hand buggy--said a buggy was just the trick to skim along mushy, slushy early spring roads with, and he had always wanted to try a buggy on those mountain roads, anyway.
Whereupon, having sold all his meat, he left his horse and cart in charge of a friendly hostler and prepared to follow his mates to the Mansion House.
He sold more meat for one penny than we could sell for three; and he gave extra weight to whatsoever lass would buss him.
Whereupon, having sold
all his meat, he closed his stall and went with them to the great Guild Hall.
But he alone knew just how he stood, and that, with his last claim sold
and the table swept clean of his winnings, he had ridden his hunch to the tune of just a trifle over eleven millions.
The ten dollars for which Martin had sold
"Treasure Hunters" to the Chicago newspaper did not come to hand.
This horse Tom kept above half a year, and then rode him to a neighbouring fair, and sold
I had my hair cut off and sold
because I couldn't have lived through Christmas without giving you a present.
That the twenty thousand pounds (from which the income was supposed to be derived) had every farthing of it been sold
out of the Funds, at different periods, ending with the end of the year eighteen hundred and forty-seven.
To "have the bailiff in the house," and "to be sold
up," were phrases which he had been used to, even as a little boy; they were part of the disgrace and misery of "failing," of losing all one's money, and being ruined,--sinking into the condition of poor working people.