He should a been wed afore, to a widow lady, but they couldn't agree over the money: she'd a rare long purse
, and Mr.
It was the golden end of afternoon as the coach stopped in front of the main hotel, The Golden Fortune; and for the benefit of any with not too long purses
who shall hereafter light on Yellowsands, and be alarmed at the name and the marble magnificence of that delightful hotel, I may say that the charges there were surprisingly "reasonable," owing to one other wise provision of the young lord and master of that happy place, who had had the wit to realise that the nicest and brightest and prettiest people were often the poorest.
When he was young he became a member of an aristocratic club, and there, having charming manners, he was soon the intimate of a number of men with long purses
and expensive habits.
To do this properly he will often have to pay high prices for very rare objects, and must be possessed of a long purse
The old woman said people had been bringing the same long purse to her house for years after claiming its money had brought them death and misfortune.
The incidences of bad luck continued, and Reid became convinced the long purse was jinxed, so he decided to retrieve it from the bin and take it back to its owner.