Ledbetter who had complained that adventure was dead sitting beside his cans of food, his chin resting upon his drawn-up knees, staring through his glasses in dismal mildness over the shining, vacant sea. He was picked up in the course of three days by a negro fisherman and taken to St. Vincent's, and from St. Vincent's he got, by the expenditure of his last coins, to Kingston, in Jamaica.
It cut him to the heart to divide the collection: he had the history of the world in those incontrovertible records of brass and silver and gold, currency of the old Hindoo, of the Assyrian medals where Alexander's superb profile shone crowned as Apollo coins of the Ptolemies, of the Cæsars, of almost every people and generation from the beginning of civilization till to-day.
Jos Myatt pushed roughly past him in the narrow space behind the bar, and came into the parlour. Nodding to me curtly, he unlocked the bookcase and took two crown pieces from a leathern purse which lay next to the bag. Then he returned to the bar and banged the coins on the counter with fury. "Take thy brass!" he shouted angrily. "Take thy brass!
On the instant that Jim Courtot's hand left his pile of coins, Alan Howard's boots left the floor. The cattleman threw himself forward and across the table almost with his last word. Courtot came up from his chair, a short-barrelled revolver in his hand. But, before he was well on his feet, before the short barrel had made its required brief arc, Howard's blow landed.
"Conceive, then, my plight, dear lady," he concluded, "when, on reaching London, I found that the few coins which remained to me had been left in the clothes which I gave to this Droop, and I have come hither to implore the temporary aid of your good father." "But he hath gone into London, Master Bacon," said Phoebe. "It is most like he will not return ere to-morrow even."
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But this reign was not wholly without trouble; there was a rebellion in which the prefect Dinarchus lost his life, and for which the Alexandrians were severely punished by the emperor. The coins of Marcus Aurelius, the successor of Antoninus Pius, have a rich variety of subjects, falling not far short of those of the last reign.
"Describe the conjurer a bit more first, Cousin Peregrine." "There is nothing more to describe. He was not at all a grand conjurer, he was only a poor common juggler, exhibiting his tricks in the public streets many times in the day for the few small coins which the bystanders chose to give him.
They were foreign old French and English coins. Here's one of them that I kept." He took from his pocket a gold coin and handed it to Gabriel. Lane rose to his feet with an exclamation: "Why, this is like the louis-d'or that grandfather saved through the war and gave to father." Uncle Sylvester took the coin back, placed it in his left eye, like a monocle, and winked gravely at the company.
For some time the house was quite astir with the procession which moved up one side and down the other, many singing fervently as they went, and dramatically holding their coins aloft as they swayed in step with the music, while above all rose the exhortations of the preacher which waxed in fervor as the first generous impulse began to wane. "Drap in yo' dollar!" he was shouting.