By half-past eight it is doubled; by nine it is trebled; by ten it is multiplied sixfold; and by eleven the roar has become an incredible babel of one hundred and eighty thousand conversations an hour, with fifty new voices clamoring at the exchanges every second.
One which had printed fifty million dollars of stock for sale was sold at auction in 1909 for four hundred thousand dollars.
He also provided himself with three thoroughly tested iron anchors, and a light but strong silk ladder fifty
feet in length.
When Tarzan had related his adventures and told them of the yellow metal he had found, not one demurred when he outlined a plan to return by night and bring away what they could carry of the vast treasure; and so it was that as dusk fell across the desolate valley of Opar fifty ebon warriors trailed at a smart trot over the dry and dusty ground toward the giant bowlder that loomed before the city.
If it had seemed a difficult task to descend the face of the bowlder, Tarzan soon found that it would be next to impossible to get his fifty warriors to the summit.
We helped to make a hole in that fifty
dollars not yet received.
To undermine the ground for fifty
feet -- to devote three years to a labor which, if successful, would conduct you to a precipice overhanging the sea -- to plunge into the waves from the height of fifty
, sixty, perhaps a hundred feet, at the risk of being dashed to pieces against the rocks, should you have been fortunate enough to have escaped the fire of the sentinels; and even, supposing all these perils past, then to have to swim for your life a distance of at least three miles ere you could reach the shore -- were difficulties so startling and formidable that Dantes had never even dreamed of such a scheme, resigning himself rather to death.
I will not insult you," he continued, "by suggesting that a reward of fifty
pounds could possibly have influenced your attitude.
Had it come of the fact that, presuming too much on my good fortune, I had seemed to be intending to desert her (even as De Griers had done) when once I had given her the fifty
The penetrating power of the solar rays does not seem to cease for a depth of one hundred and fifty
Why, Vulcan and Bayard cost me each about two hundred pistoles, and putting Phoebus at a hundred and fifty
, we should be pretty near the amount.
He had drawn from Malicorne, three days before, fifty
pistoles, the price of the brevet obtained for Montalais.