"Well鈥攚hat then? Is there anything else?" He found a note for himself on the hall table, and with it in his hand walked into his wife鈥檚 room to see if she had returned from church. She was already there, resting a little after the fatigue of worship, and extremely voluble. pk10 不定位8码滚雪球 She laughed lightly. "Where did you get that idea? I haven't the half of it." In August, 1861, I wrote another novel for the Cornhill Magazine. It was a short story, about one volume in length, and was called The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson. In this I attempted a style for which I certainly was not qualified, and to which I never had again recourse. It was meant to be funny, was full of slang, and was intended as a satire on the ways of trade. Still I think that there is some good fun it it, but I have heard no one else express such an opinion. I do not know that I ever heard any opinion expressed on it, except by the publisher, who kindly remarked that he did not think it was equal to my usual work. Though he had purchased the copyright, he did not republish the story in a book form till 1870, and then it passed into the world of letters sub silentio. I do not know that it was ever criticised or ever read. I received 锟?00 for it. From that time to this I have been paid at about that rate for my work 鈥旓俊600 for the quantity contained in an ordinary novel volume, or 锟?000 for a long tale published in twenty parts, which is equal in length to five such volumes. I have occasionally, I think, received something more than this, never I think less for any tale, except when I have published my work anonymously. 7 Having said so much, I need not further specify the prices as I mention the books as they were written. I will, however, when I am completing this memoir, give a list of all the sums I have received for my literary labours. I think that Brown, Jones and Robinson was the hardest bargain I ever sold to a publisher. 鈥淵ou are quite right, sir,鈥?said I; 鈥渋ndeed, they are not half thankful enough for all you have done for them.鈥?