To be sure, the wage was infinitesimal, while the toil was body-breaking soul-breaking.
Of course, very few of the other immigrants get such a wage as that.
They asked for a wage, a bunk, and grub; nothing else mattered.
Ey, another fortnight—trusting to get their wage afore that, please God.
Where is the warrior, stout of heart and strong of will, who can wage war with cold ...