Yes, Uncle Mac gave me an account book
when I went to school, and I used to put down my expenses, but I couldn't make them go very well, for figures are the one thing I am not at all clever about," said Rose, rummaging in her desk for a dilapidated little book, which she was ashamed to show when she found it.
It was an old account book
, greatly worn; and the writing was not, apparently, very legible, for the man sometimes held the page close to the flame of the candle to get a stronger light on it.
In the evenings they would sit around the cleared supper table, she doing odd jobs of mending, Martin reading, checking up the interest dates on his mortgages or making entries in his account book
, while Bill at his books, would study to the accompaniment of record after record, blissfully unconscious of what a thorn in the flesh he and his music were to both his parents.
Van Horn pulled the long slender account book
out of the twist of his loin-cloth, and, while he skimmed its pages, impressed Nau-hau with the dynamite of the white man's superior powers which enabled him to remember correctly inside the scrawled sheets of a book instead of inside his head.
Hussey wore a polished necklace of codfish vertebra; and Hosea Hussey had his account books
bound in superior old shark-skin.
An evening with John over the account books usually produced a temporary lull in the culinary enthusiasm, and a frugal fit would ensue, during which the poor man was put through a course of bread pudding, hash, and warmed-over coffee, which tried his soul, although he bore it with praiseworthy fortitude.
Till now she had done well, been prudent and exact, kept her little account books neatly, and showed them to him monthly without fear.
One sweltering afternoon--it was the first day of July, 1830-- he was at work over a set of tangled account books
in his workroom, which looked westward over a stretch of vacant lots, when a conversation outside disturbed him.
About his life, as about those of many of our earlier writers, there remains only very fragmentary information, which in his case is largely pieced together from scattering entries of various kinds in such documents as court account books
and public records of state matters and of lawsuits.
Then, for a time, he dwelt alone with his family, his account books
, and the Evil Spirit that rules the lands under the equator.
In addition to the entries for garments manufactured, sewing supplies sold, and labor provided, some entries in the later years of the Roggen account book
record the sale of other items, including tea, tobacco powder (snuff), handkerchiefs, rum and gunpowder.
In examining Magdalen Herbert's letters and kitchen account book
(chapter 2), Powers-Beck argues that her "strenuous attempts to bring together opposite parties and realms of experience" may have been the source for George Herbert's ability to appeal to Christians of diverse theological stands (36).