DWJ sans frontiers
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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