from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A copper coin of Ravensburg, Prussian Westphalia, of the early seventeenth century.
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The apples cost only a sechser, and when I gave the woman the groschen, she said, very sadly as it seemed to me, that she had sold nothing the whole livelong day and could not give me back a sechser.
Then it occurred to me that I also had a sechser in my pocket, and thoroughly delighted that I had solved the difficult problem, I gave it to the woman and said: "Now you can give me back a sechser."
She understood me so little however that she gave me back the groschen and kept the sechser.