I understand," answered Porthos, "I understand you perfectly, on my honor; two hundred
louis, each of us, would be making a pretty thing of it; but what will people say?
Pa will be in no hurry to give me more money soon, and I want, at this moment, near a hundred
dollars' worth of articles of dress to make a decent appearance.
At the rate of sixteen dollars to the ounce, the pan had contained seven hundred
and odd dollars.
The Black Hundreds
were reactionary mobs organized by the perishing Autocracy in the Russian Revolution.
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.
He emptied the hundred
gold pieces into her lap in a glinting, tinkling stream.
The short time I continued in England, I made a considerable profit by showing my cattle to many persons of quality and others: and before I began my second voyage, I sold them for six hundred
In these simultaneous observations they thought themselves justified in estimating the minimum length of the mammal at more than three hundred
and fifty feet, as the Shannon and Helvetia were of smaller dimensions than it, though they measured three hundred
feet over all.
to my tailor," continued the abbe; "the fellow has made me take back seven suits of my people's, which compromises my liveries, and my mistress talks of replacing me by a farmer of the revenue, which would be a humiliation for the church.
Secondly, there was the account of four years more, while they kept the effects in their hands, before the government claimed the administration, as being the effects of a person not to be found, which they called civil death; and the balance of this, the value of the plantation increasing, amounted to nineteen thousand four hundred
and forty-six crusadoes, being about three thousand two hundred
and forty moidores.
This vast region is situated between the fifteenth and tenth degrees of north latitude; that is to say, that, in order to approach it, the explorer must penetrate fifteen hundred
miles into the interior of Africa.
Ordinarily the length of a gun is twenty to twenty-five times the diameter of the shot, and its weight two hundred
and thirty-five to two hundred
and forty times that of the shot.