Monday, 25 June 2012

Money bush

Can anyone call me mercenary after that? Though Miss Crutty had twelve thousand pounds, and Mary only ten (five in hand and five in the bush), I stuck faithfully to Mary.
William Thackeray – The Fatal Boots

Well it made me smile.

3 comments:

Sam Vega said...

Me too. I believe there are clubs where girls can collect the punters' cash that way. Few in Derbyshire, I suspect.

James Higham said...

Mary was the better lover.

A K Haart said...

Sam - none that I know of - we live pure and healthy lives.

James - she was, but she lost half of her money so he chose the other one. Mind you, he didn't get her either.