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"Have you ever earned a dollar by your own labour?" he demanded, certain of her answer, a triumphant vindictiveness in his voice.
I'm going to earn from five to ten thousand pound by the sweat of my brow; and as a poor man doing justice to the sweat of my brow, is it likely I can afford to part with so much as my name without its being took down?'
"Ask her, does she do this for amusement, or does she expect to earn money by it?"
So he told his wife, Aunt Em, of his trouble, and she first cried a little and then said that they must be brave and do the best they could, and go away somewhere and try to earn an honest living.
"I suppose you mean that I am to do my work for my wages; not to expect favour from you, and not to depend on you for any help but what I earn; that suits me exactly, and on these terms I will consent to be your clerk."
(for she had begun to cry); "I would not go back to the old times if I earned twice as much, so that is settled, little woman.
My honest intention in writing that article was to earn ten dollars.
The father sighed, and answered him: 'You shall soon learn what it is to shudder, but you will not earn your bread by that.'
Butlers who earned thirty thousand a year and could be Supreme Court justices if they wanted to.
But even during the brief intervals in which they are in love, men do other things which distract their mind; the trades by which they earn their living engage their attention; they are absorbed in sport; they can interest themselves in art.
She would not take Marilla's money; and there seemed little prospect of being able to earn enough in the summer vacation.
He had nothing save only what he could earn. But the stout old heart never quailed.