Uncle's country they use pounds, shillings and pence. As the Old Monkey
does Uncle's accounts, we asked him what they were worth in U.S. money.
farthing," he said, is so small that it's only used nowadays
by the dwarfs. It's worth the fourth of a penny."
much is a penny?"
that's easy! A cent - you also call a cent a penny! Then twelve
pennies make a shilling."
pennies? So a shilling's rather more than a dime?"
right, sir. And a two-bob piece - I mean, a two shilling piece
- is rather more than a quarter. Then, of course, twenty shillings
make a pound-"
course? How much is a pound worth? Let's see - about three
roughly. And I always reckon, sir, that a million pounds is worth about
three million dollars." The Old Monkey added: "Very roughly."
what about these others - half-crowns, guineas?"
is two shillings and sixpence, and a guinea is a pound and a shilling.
This is how you write them down."
took his slate and wrote:
- 2s 6d