Dashwood graciously permitted her to fill his columns at the lowest prices, not thinking it necessary to tell her that the real cause of his hospitality was the fact that one of his hacks, on being offered higher wages
, had basely left him in the lurch.
The husband, in Chicago, was working in a furniture factory for modest wages
, and when he met his family at the station he was rather crushed by the size of it.
Uncle Sam's gold -- meaning no disrespect to the worthy old gentleman -- has, in this respect, a quality of enchantment like that of the devil's wages
Arrived at last in old Sag Harbor; and seeing what the sailors did there; and then going on to Nantucket, and seeing how they spent their wages
in that place also, poor Queequeg gave it up for lost.
When the old man died some years after I stepped into his place, and now of course I have top wages
, and can lay by for a rainy day or a sunny day, as it may happen, and Nelly is as happy as a bird.
Jadvyga likewise paints cans, but then she has an invalid mother and three little sisters to support by it, and so she does not spend her wages
Accordingly, the manufacturer and all hands concerned were astounded when he suddenly demanded George's wages
, and announced his intention of taking him home.
I belong to the Seventh Cavalry and Ninth Dragoons, I am an officer, too, and do not have to work on account of not getting any wages
I do not know whether hotel servants in New York get any wages
or not, but I do know that in some of the hotels there the feeing system in vogue is a heavy burden.
Well, then, says I, what's the use you learning to do right when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages
is just the same?
We traveled all about Germany, receiving no wages
, and not even our keep.
There are wealthy gentlemen in England who drive four-horse passenger- coaches twenty or thirty miles on a daily line, in the summer, because the privilege costs them considerable money; but if they were offered wages
for the service, that would turn it into work and then they would resign.