"Uncle, could you lend me a ninepence? I'll return it as soon as I get my pocket-money," said Rose, coming into the library in a great hurry that evening.
"Rather a poor one, I should say, since you had to borrow a ninepence."
Six shillings and ninepence
halfpenny on the very first day!
'It will just do,' she says, 'to put my cuffs and collars in, and keep them from being crumpled in my box.' One and ninepence
"I hate to borrow as much as Mother does, and I knew Aunt March would croak, she always does, if you ask for a ninepence
. Meg gave all her quarterly salary toward the rent, and I only got some clothes with mine, so I felt wicked, and was bound to have some money, if I sold the nose off my face to get it."
'It's three and ninepence
,' returns Venus; 'have you got the money?'
After all her painful traffic, the whole proceeds were perhaps half a dozen coppers, and a questionable ninepence
which ultimately proved to be copper likewise.
If you could kindly mention now, for instance, what nine times ninepence
are, or how many shillings in twenty guineas, it would be so encouraging.
The attention of the company was then directed, by a natural transition, to the little girl who had had the audacity to burn her hair off, and who, after receiving sundry small slaps and pushes from the more energetic of the ladies, was mercifully sent home: the ninepence
, with which she was to have been rewarded, being escheated to the Kenwigs family.
Then Mrs Bangham, long popular medium of communication with the outer world, began to be infirm, and to be found oftener than usual comatose on pavements, with her basket of purchases spilt, and the change of her clients ninepence
I was very much concerned for his misfortunes, and felt that any recognition short of ninepence
would be mere brutality and hardness of heart.
And I an't had much of the sov'ring neither," says Jo, with dirty tears, "fur I had to pay five bob, down in Tom-all-Alone's, afore they'd square it fur to give me change, and then a young man he thieved another five while I was asleep and another boy he thieved ninepence
and the landlord he stood drains round with a lot more on it."