The million pound banknote
'Dearie, the way you're looking it's a crime to accept a salary a single penny under three thousand a year.' I said. 'Don't you be afraid. Just keep up those looks, and trust to me. It'll all come out right.'
As it turned out, I had to keep bolstering up her courage all the way. She kept pleading with me, and saying 'Henry, Henry, you'll ruin us! Oh, please remember that if we ask for too much we may get no salary at all; and then what will become of us, with no way in the world to earn our living?'