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There was poor old ponas Jokubas, for instance—he had already given five
dollars, and did not every one know that Jokubas Szedvilas had just mortgaged
his delicatessen store for two hundred dollars to meet several months' overdue
... Ona knew how to read, and knew many other things that he did not know, and
now the farm had been sold, and the whole family was adrift—all they owned in
the world being about seven hundred rubles which is half as many dollars.
It appeared that this house contained four rooms, besides a basement, and that it
might be bought for fifteen hundred dollars, the lot and all. Of this, only three
hundred dollars had to be paid down, the balance being paid at the rate of twelve
That was Thursday; and all the rest of the week the killing gang at Brown's
worked at full pressure, and Jurgis cleared a dollar seventy-five every day. That
was at the rate of ten and one-half dollars a week, or forty-five a month. Jurgis
was not ...
And was the price as agreed? the old man asked—three hundred dollars down,
and the balance at twelve dollars a month, till the total of fifteen hundred dollars
had been paid? Yes, that was correct. And it was for the sale of such and such a ...
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