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You can't get more than five per cent with security.
Falleix thought his old countryman extortionate, and complained to the Saillards that Gigonnet demanded eighteen per cent from an Auvergnat.
It is all the influence of a long course of Three Per Cents," Becky said to herself, and was right very likely.
These are the terms, to wit: You shall remain king over all your dominions, and receive all the glories and honors that belong to the kingship; but you shall appoint me your perpetual minister and executive, and give me for my services one per cent.
As soon as the robbery was discovered, picked detectives hastened off to Liverpool, Glasgow, Havre, Suez, Brindisi, New York, and other ports, inspired by the proffered reward of two thousand pounds, and five per cent.
Dantes half feared that such valuable jewels in the hands of a poor sailor like himself might excite suspicion; but the cunning purchaser asked no troublesome questions concerning a bargain by which he gained a round profit of at least eighty per cent.
Every tenant was quite sure things would be different when the reins got into his hands--there was to be a millennial abundance of new gates, allowances of lime, and returns of ten per cent.
Astor's account at an interest of eighteen per cent , and laid up his ship to await the return of peace.
The Sheikh of this village here tells me that his barley has failed, and he wants a fifty per cent remission.
Yes," she said, finally, "here it is, of course: 'With interest thereon monthly, at the rate of seven per cent per annum.
By giving a chattel mortgage on their growing wheat, they borrowed enough, at twenty per cent, to buy seed corn and a plow.
We learned that about eighty-five per cent of the coloured people in the Gulf states depended upon agriculture for their living.