so that the one hundred and fifty thousand francs have passed into their hands.
A sum of one hundred and fifty thousand francs, or fifteen thousand pistoles, whichever you please, in three payments.
Like a man of honor; he procured the signature; Tremblay and Louviere resigned their appointments, I have paid every year twenty-five thousand francs to these two gentlemen; on the thirty-first of May every year, M.
You owe Aramis one hundred and fifty thousand francs, then?
To-day, however, is the thirty-first of May, and he has not been yet, and to-morrow, at midday, the payment falls due; if, therefore, I don't pay to-morrow, those gentlemen can, by the terms of the contract, break off the bargain; I shall be stripped of everything; I shall have worked for three years, and given two hundred and fifty thousand francs for nothing, absolutely for nothing at all, dear M.
But, Baisemeaux, I can hardly believe what you tell me; besides, since the Bastile is capable of producing fifty thousand francs a year, why have you not tried to screw one hundred thousand out of it?
He listened patiently and then said that he had, indeed, given me change for 100 francs
but that as I was putting the change in my pocket, I had dropped the 50 franc
Stripping out financial income, which plunged by almost two thirds to 520 million francs
on market woes and a more conservative investment policy by new finance chief Erich Hunziker, operating profit was flat at 1.