HE (wondering if his rival has been accepted)—"Are both your rings heirlooms?"
SHE (concealing the hand)—"Oh, dear, yes. One has been in the family since the time of Alfred, but the other is newer"—(blushing)—"it only dates from the conquest."
"My grandfather was a captain of industry."
"He left no sword, but we still treasure the stubs of his check-books."