I’ve just started reading “The Warden” by Trollope, and I’m a bit confused by a comment regarding money.
In the book, there are twelve old-age pensioners who are being paid 1 shilling and sixpence per day. But elsewhere, it’s mentioned that their pension is costing 62 pounds, 11 shillings and fourpence per year.
That doesn’t make any sense: From my calculations, they should each receive 27 pounds, 7 shillings and sixpence each per annum, or 328 pounds, 10 shillings in total.
Am I missing something obvious, like some kind of joke?