To be tied down to the regular payment of such a

sum, on every rent day, is by no means desirable: it takes away one's independence.

Khacan, not wishing to bargain, immediately had the

sum counted out, and given to the merchant, who before withdrawing said:

If it should turn out that these suspicions are correct, and he has embezzled large

sums, he must lie on his bed as he has made it.

Fogg had already spent more than five thousand pounds on the way, and the percentage of the

sum recovered from the bank robber promised to the detectives, was rapidly diminishing.

He pretended to know of an immense treasure, and offered vast

sums to the government if they would liberate him.

He then proceeded to relate the motives of his silence, mentioning, however, large

sums that he had forwarded to his friend, which had been returned with the letters unopened.

And what

sum could we find, after collecting all our resources?

Aren't you a little afraid, after all, of keeping such a

sum as that in the house?

The betting-books were covered with entries of immense

sums, as though the Epsom races were at stake.

Up to that time I never had had in my possession so much money as one hundred dollars at a time, and the loan which I had asked General Marshall for seemed a tremendously large

sum to me.

He had fixed on that number because forty-three was the

sum of his and Sonya's joint ages.

The horsedealer had engaged to get him a customer for his remaining good horse, for which Lydgate had determined to substitute a cheap hack, hoping by this reduction of style to get perhaps twenty pounds; and he cared now for every small

sum, as a help towards feeding the patience of his tradesmen.