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The Rockefellers went into gas and electricity when those industries had developed to the safe investment stage.
The business was established and had old roots; is it not one thing to set up a new gin-palace and another to accept an investment in an old one?
Quitting the investment subject, after an interval of silent looking at the fire through the smoke of his pipe, he told Pancks how and why he was occupied with the great National Department.
At intervals all next day, and even while his attention was fixed on other things, he thought of Mr Pancks's investment of his thousand pounds, and of his having 'looked into it.
His last investment, made shortly before the birth of Miranda (named in a lively hope of favors which never came), was a small farm two miles from Temperance.
Legitimate investment had no place in Daylight's play.
She snapped her fingers to express her contempt for security of investment at three per cent.
The question of investment was one that occupied her greatly.
It was a sort of investment of good works, which he was effecting in the name of his young brother; it was a stock of good works which he wished to amass in advance for him, in case the little rogue should some day find himself short of that coin, the only sort which is received at the toll-bar of paradise.
It was said that the actual cost of the Bell plant was only one-twenty-fifth of its capital, and that every four cents of investment had thus become a dollar.
You'd have to set the lawyer to work now to find an investment, and make no end o' expense.
So Jo was satisfied with the investment of her prize money, and fell to work with a cheery spirit, bent on earning more of those delightful checks.

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