|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
saved any money. On the contrary, during all the summer they had not been able to afford to have proper food or clothing. Every week most of the
money went to pay arrears of rent or some other debts, so that even whilst he was at work they had often to go without some of the necessaries of life. They had broken boots, shabby, insufficient clothing, and barely enough to eat.
The weather had become so bitterly cold that, fearing he would be laid up if he went without it any longer, he took his overcoat out of pawn, and that week they had to almost starve. Not that it was much better other weeks, for lately he had only been making six and a half hours a day - from eight-thirty in the morning till four o'clock in the evening, and on Saturday only four and a half hours - from half past eight till one. This made his wages - at sevenpence an hour - twenty-one shillings and