He found "pay" that was no more than "wages" on a dozen surface bars, and from the generous spread of flour gold
in the muck and gravel of a score of creeks, he was more confident than ever that coarse gold
in quantity was waiting to be unearthed.
Then in despair he bit the loaf, and what was his astonishment when a piece of gold
fell out of his mouth and rolled at his feet.
I am very sorry to make your mouth water, but these, as you know, are five new gold
His coat has a wide embroidery of golden foliage; and his waistcoat, likewise, is all flowered over and bedizened with gold
only if it is serviceable not merely for exchange but also for use, so universal historians will be valuable only when they can reply to history's essential question: what is power?
said she, 'I must spin this straw into gold
, and I know not how.
In the meantime gold
and silver, whereof money is made, they do so use, as none of them doth more esteem it, than the very nature of the thing deserveth.
It's just booful, the way it peters out," he exulted when a shovelful of dirt contained no more than a single speck of gold
The sight of the empty hole made his heart leap violently, but the belief that his gold
was gone could not come at once--only terror, and the eager effort to put an end to the terror.
Then I shall put on my most gorgeous robes, and mounted on a horse with a saddle of fine gold
, and its trappings blazing with diamonds, followed by a train of slaves, I shall present myself at the house of the grand-vizir, the people casting down their eyes and bowing low as I pass along.
I will take the exact bearings of this spot, and give them to you, so that, upon your return to England, you can tell our countrymen about it, and let them have a share, if you think that so much gold
would make them happy.
I was condemned to death, and my property was confiscated and made over to my next-of-kin; but I had carried off my diamonds, five of Titian's pictures taken down from their frames and rolled up, and all my gold