Now divide eighteen by twelve, that'd be a dollar
an' a half a month interest." He stopped, satisfied that he had proved his contention.
When bills are on the eve of falling due, with not a dollar in hand with which to meet them, it is pretty difficult to learn not to worry, although I think I am learning more and more each year that all worry simply consumes, and to no purpose, just so much physical and mental strength that might otherwise be given to effective work.
In the early years of the Tuskegee school I walked the streets or travelled country roads in the North for days and days without receiving a dollar. Often as it happened, when during the week I had been disappointed in not getting a cent from the very individuals from whom I most expected help, and when I was almost broken down and discouraged, that generous help has come from some one who I had had little idea would give at all.
He was paid the fabulous sum of seventeen and a half cents an hour; and as it proved a rush day and he worked until nearly seven o'clock in the evening, he went home to the family with the tidings that he had earned more than a dollar
and a half in a single day!
Lieutenants in the army get about a dollar
a day, and common soldiers a couple of cents.
or two should be added to the price usually paid for Janie's shoes, which would insure their lasting an appreciable time longer than they usually did.