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  • When we reached the river, she groped in the pocket of her green school tunic, fished out a shinny ten-shilling coin, then, after studying it carefully, hurled it into the river with all her might.

    THE RICH RIVER

  • It was a ten-shilling note, crushed into a patch of soft soil by a bovine hoof.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • He put a ten-shilling note on the tray with a doubting hand and gained the door.

    To Let

  • This instantly roused her sympathy, and a present of a ten-shilling piece for her kind services to me did the rest.

    Armadale

  • I disliked profusion; it recalled stories in the Daily Express about prizefighters and comedians dying in penury ... they had spent £200 a week, entertaining and lending; they had worn a new pair of black silk socks every evening; no old pal ever left them empty-handed ... ten-shilling tips to commissionaires ...

    The Complete Stories

  • I folded a ten-shilling note and pushed it through the slot.

    Rose cottage

  • The child who had run all the way home to Rose Cottage had never seen a ten-shilling note in her life.

    Rose cottage

  • I folded a ten-shilling note and pushed it through the slot.

    Rose cottage

  • The child who had run all the way home to Rose Cottage had never seen a ten-shilling note in her life.

    Rose cottage

  • They played till three and Mr Calder Jones lost a good deal of money -- a good deal of money in a little way, for they never played above ten-shilling points, and no bet was made for more than a pound or two.

    Can You Forgive Her?

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