There now remains the shroff, or money dealer, whose services were indispensable, particularly in receipts.
I can borrow it again from the shroff, just for the present.
If any money stamped by a shroff on examination proved bad, it was exchanged by him, but such cases were extremely rare.
They did not ask the shroff, the Chinese accountant, what he thought of it.
The shroff was very fearful, but as he was to be compradore now, to do the work of a European, he could not show fear.
I think an enterprising tradesman got some of it, and a shroff gobbled the rest—or else I spent it.
He left his affairs in the hands of the shroff, the Chinese accountant, who could be trusted to manage them for a short time.
The Red Wand stood by the abacus, rattling the brown beads with flying fingers, like a shroff.