Water was cheaper, but the steam it created would have ruined the frescoes in the chapel, and the Vatican paid Roman pompieri a healthy stipend for swift and prudent service in all Vatican-owned buildings.
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I wanted him to keep his stipend.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
Starting in 2008, he was awarded three fifths of a coaching stipend—roughly $240 a month.