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  • If we can't make a twenty-dollar gold-piece a night -- say, son, we're goin 'to move into better quarters.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • Next, he fished out a ten-dollar gold-piece and offered it to his rescuer.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • Unwrapping it, he dropped into my hand a chip of pure soft gold, the size of a ten-dollar gold-piece.

    THE HUSSY

  • The king of Yonder Kingdom laughed, but the princess shrank on her throne, and the king on seeing her thus took a gold-piece from out of his purse and tossed it carelessly to the passing throng.

    DARKWATER

  • In the morning Monsieur Grandet, following his usual custom on the days that commemorated the birth and the fete of Eugenie, went to her bedside and solemnly presented her with his paternal gift, — which for the last thirteen years had consisted regularly of a curious gold-piece.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • “Fillip his nose with a gold-piece, Richie,” quoth the

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • The queen uttered an exclamation of surprise, and the king himself was unable to suppress his astonishment; for gold-piece after gold-piece rolled from the bag and fell ringing in a bright pile on the table.

    Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia

  • "You've forgotten something," pointing to the gold-piece that lay where Emma Dean had placed it before

    Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods

  • The red-headed lumberjack returned slowly, picked up the gold-piece and opened his mouth to speak, but no words came.

    Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods

  • Hans was very proud to say that he was five years old that very day; and when the Prince heard this he took a gold-piece from his purse and gave it to Hans.

    The Book of Stories for the Story-teller

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