"What name stop four tens pounds
and seven fella pounds
?" Nau-hau demanded, his tongue, but not his brain, encompassing so prodigious a sum.
"Capital!" cried the major; "but do you know that, at nine dollars a pound
, this projectile will cost "
It was under strong inward pressure of this kind that Fred had taken the wise step of depositing the eighty pounds
with his mother.
S'pose you no like 'm pay three fella pound
you stop along jail.
"A subscription of five hundred pounds
, my Lady, would provide for everything--if it could only be collected."
Gamfield's most sanguine estimate of his finances could not raise them within full five pounds
of the desired amount; and, in a species of arthimetical desperation, he was alternately cudgelling his brains and his donkey, when passing the workhouse, his eyes encountered the bill on the gate.
By giving the balloon these cubic dimensions, and filling it with hydrogen gas, instead of common air--the former being fourteen and a half times lighter and weighing therefore only two hundred and seventy-six pounds--a difference of three thousand seven hundred and twenty-four pounds
in equilibrium is produced; and it is this difference between the weight of the gas contained in the balloon and the weight of the surrounding atmosphere that constitutes the ascensional force of the former.
He had three hundred pounds
to find on the twenty-fourth of the month, and twenty thousand pounds
to find in February eighteen hundred and fifty.
But I would wager four thousand pounds
that such a journey, made under these conditions, is impossible."
"I don't suppose anyone likes losing between three and four hundred pounds
"Oh, grandpapa, did you not say the colt sold for five pounds
more than you expected?
You'll get in, I'se uphaud - and your thirty pounds
will get in, too.'