Wickfield, being so weak and helpless in his hands as to pay you, afterwards, several sums of interest on a pretended principal
which he knew did not exist, made himself, unhappily, a party to the fraud.
They don't mind what they ask of me, the subordinate; but you'll never catch 'em asking any questions of my principal
The other two started and shrank farther back into the shadow of the wall, for the sturdy figure of their runaway principal
could indeed be seen shuffling along in the twilight in front, a bag in each hand.
In like manner, did young Ralph Nickleby avoid all those minute and intricate calculations of odd days, which nobody who has worked sums in simple-interest can fail to have found most embarrassing, by establishing the one general rule that all sums of principal
and interest should be paid on pocket-money day, that is to say, on Saturday: and that whether a loan were contracted on the Monday, or on the Friday, the amount of interest should be, in both cases, the same.
A shilling passes; and, in that spirit of confidence which should pervade all business transactions between principals
of honour, this piece of business is considered done.
Though some of the numerous descendants of this peculiar pair were reclaimed from their lawless and semi-barbarous lives, the principals
of the family, themselves, were never heard of more.
Next moment they quietly eyed each other, as if they, the principals
, had had no part in that expressive transaction.
We may place our men, then, I think,' observed the officer, with as much indifference as if the principals
were chess-men, and the seconds players.
said he was not feeling well, and would leave that and the other details of the proposed meeting to me.
n' do without, 'n' plan to git along on our interest money somehow, but we won't break into our principal
, whatever happens.
His opponent was the son of his principal
warder, and was so imprudent as to give the challenge to this barter of buffets.
But I should have mentioned, that before the principal
person began his oration, he cried out three times, LANGRO DEHUL SAN (these words and the former were afterwards repeated and explained to me); whereupon, immediately, about fifty of the inhabitants came and cut the strings that fastened the left side of my head, which gave me the liberty of turning it to the right, and of observing the person and gesture of him that was to speak.