DWJ sans frontiers

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Fri Jun 10 05:17:37 EDT 2005

On Fri, 10 Jun 2005 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

> Dorian wrote:

> > Minnow said...

> > > and I was staggered by the enormous wealth I suddenly possessed.
> > > I remember that I bought a really good penknife for 4/6d and
> > > then spent about a month wondering what to get with the rest: it
> > > was too much to spend on sweets, and I didn't have any really
> > > important yearnings for anything but a good penknife.  (I've
> > > still got it.)

> > What *did* you finally spend the last sixpence on?  Or can you
> > remember?
> 15/6, not a mere 6d

I am relieved: the inflationary scale suggested by the idea that 6d
was ever too much to spend on sweets was giving me the heebie-jeebies.
(By way of comparison, when I worked at a snack bar in high school
6c would get you three sweets if you were lucky.)

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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