"We get it for 4; 25 bottles for a cent. What do you pay for wheat?"
"Very good; we allow but half as much; we pay her only a tenth of a cent a day; and --"
"Three dollars and twelve and a half cents
," she supplied quickly.
On a day when she had filled her brood with what was left in the house, Maria invested her last fifteen cents
in a gallon of cheap wine.
"Well, here it is for you," said Hepzibah, reaching it down; but recognizing that this pertinacious customer would not quit her On any other terms, so long as she had a gingerbread figure in her shop, she partly drew back her extended hand, "Where is the cent
-- Standing on one leg three hours, to show off new-style strapped pants at 12 1/2 cents
per leg per hour.............
So whenever he wished to ride, he had to pay ten cents
each way, or over ten per cent
of his income to this power, which had gotten its franchises long ago by buying up the city council, in the face of popular clamor amounting almost to a rebellion.
Between her and her hand-press on the mountain clearing and him ordering his wine in the hotel was a difference of seven dollars and seventy-eight cents
. A clique of sleek men in the city got between her and him to just about that amount.
I am very well satisfied to think the whole population believed in those poor, cheap miracles--a people who want two cents
every time they bow to you, and who abuse a woman, are capable of it, I think.
Or else I must go back to my free library books and read of the deeds of other men and do no deeds of my own save slave for ten cents
an hour at a machine in a cannery.
isn't a very large sum," said Cecily earnestly.
Twenty-one dollars they took from her for it, and she hurried home with the 87 cents
. With that chain on his watch Jim might be properly anxious about the time in any company.