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The mendicant continued to rip his garments; and drew from amid his rags a hundred and fifty Spanish double pistoles, which he laid down on the table; then he opened the door, bowed, and went out before the young man, stupefied by his letter, had ventured to address a word to him.
Bazin was stupefied at the sight of the gold, and forgot that he came to announce D'Artagnan, who, curious to know who the mendicant could be, came to Aramis on leaving Athos.
Before Mrs Wilfer could wave her gloves, the Mendicant's bride in her merriest affectionate manner went on again.
The eyes of the mendicant dashed with cupidity, but he quickly suppressed his emotion.
This episode considerably distracted the attention of the audience; and a goodly number of spectators, among them Robin Poussepain, and all the clerks at their head, gayly applauded this eccentric duet, which the scholar, with his shrill voice, and the mendicant had just improvised in the middle of the prologue.
Nevertheless, tranquillity was gradually restored, the scholar held his peace, the mendicant counted over some coins in his hat, and the piece resumed the upper hand.
In 2018, it rescued 11,201 mendicants, nomads, psychotic and other street dwellers along major roads and thoroughfares.
Quezon City resident Cesar Santos said he was victimized by the rugby and solvent sniffing mendicants in the middle of the heavy rains one night as they detached the side mirrors of his vehicle when he stopped for a red light signal along Araneta Avenue.
Government may take a serious view of this social evil and give harsh treatment to mendicants.
It therefore came as no surprise to me to read that 20 mendicants were moved on by police in Middlesbrough town centre recently, nor was it a surprise to learn that 19 of them actually had a fixed abode (The Gazette 25.2.2019).
According to Eleazar, 210 of those rescued belonged to the Aeta community, 148 were Badjaos while 609 were stowaways or mendicants. The rescue operations complied with Presidential Decree 1563, or the Mendicancy Law of 1978, he said.
At many traffic intersections in any big city in the country, one comes across mendicants with birds in temporary cages demanding money from passersby to set them free.