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Trois pour Cent

A cheap hat.

Running with bare head about,
While the town is tempest-tost, `Prentice lads unheeded shout
That their three-per-cents, are lost.

Désaugiers: Le Pilier du Café.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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