Hugh wrote:P.S. For some reason Google doesn't deliver your openings here, druid; maybe for copyright reasons. So I found my own copy of Chandler, a green paperback passed down through the family with a price written on it: "6d", two-and-a-half pence, about four cents.
Hugh, I apologize for the inconvenience. I was just using Google Books to display the passages and had assumed they are universally viewable. Glad to know that you have that great old paperback. Would that we could bring back the days of half-pence and thrupny bits! --D (is that how you spell thrupny?)