It was not with regret, or envy, or any unworthy feeling, however; it was a fair, honest, moral sigh, that had its birth in the thought of how much good a hundred dollars
might have done, properly applied.
"Three hundred, say at six per cent.--that'd be six cents on the dollar
, sixty cents on ten dollars
, six dollars
on the hundred, on three hundred eighteen dollars
And when they gave up the house plan and decided to rent, the prospect of paying out nine dollars
a month forever they found just as hard to face.
And the high and lofty, heaven-inspired TRANSCONTINENTAL paid five dollars
for five thousand words!
The right thing to do, and the thing I'd do right now did I know where he is, would be to drop in on occasion and spend a few dollars
across his bar for old sake's sake and gratitude.
A month later he paid eight hundred dollars
for the adjoining claim.
Full black; dealer in real estate; worth thirty thousand dollars
; about forty years old; free six years; paid eighteen hundred dollars
for his family; member of the Baptist church; received a legacy from his master, which he has taken good care of, and increased.
His entire business, which was that of cutting out soles for shoe manufacturers, was not at any time worth more than thirty-five thousand dollars
. Yet, from 1874 to 1878, he had advanced nine-tenths of the money that was spent on the telephone.
I had given one of our creditors a promise that upon a certain day he should be paid four hundred dollars
. On the morning of that day we did not have a dollar
and ninety-eight cents," she mused aloud.
"Sixty thousand dollars
, or thereabouts," the young man answered despairingly.
You go around looking for to dig out ten million dollars
with a second-hand spade you call buy for sixty-eight cents."