"Three sixpenny and four sevenpenny," I said casually, flicking the dust off my shoes with a handkerchief.
"Sixpenny or sevenpenny?" said the girl, trying to put me off my balance at the very beginning.
In England, an edition of 5,000 copies a fortnight was the rule for many months after the one-volume edition appeared; hundreds of thousands have been circulated in the sixpenny and sevenpenny editions; it has been translated into most foreign tongues; and it is still, after thirty years, a living book.
I also bought off him a couple of well-worn sevenpenny novels.
It is comforting to perceive that this wickedness on the part of the sevenpenny reprint cannot indefinitely continue.