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But you know none are so formal as bankers in transacting business; I intended this money for the charity fund, and I seemed to be robbing them if I did not pay them with these precise bonds. How absurd -- as if one crown were not as good as another.
"Certainly, I excuse you," said Monte Cristo graciously, "and pocket them." And he placed the bonds in his pocket-book.
He had at first tried, in a quiet way and without much outward movement, to break his bonds. His eye had been seen to light up, his muscles to stiffen, his members to concentrate their force, and the straps to stretch.
Then he moved in his bonds, and his furious exertions made the ancient wheel of the pillory shriek on its axle.
"From Brazil the United States, in return for her surplus, gets bonds and securities.
"The Rockefellers went into mines--iron and coal and copper and lead; into other industrial companies; into street railways, into national, state, and municipal bonds; into steamships and steamboats and telegraphy; into real estate, into skyscrapers and residences and hotels and business blocks; into life insurance, into banking.
This threat put a sudden end to Rokoff's brutality, for he had no craving to see Tarzan loosed from his bonds while he was within reach of those powerful hands.
He tugged at his bonds. God, if he could but get them near those strong teeth of his.
"Remember it and smile to him...entreat him...tell him that your bonds hurt you."
"Erik, unloose my bonds....Am I not your prisoner?"
Cut these bonds. The apes will take care of the blacks."
She had no knife and the bonds were tied tightly but she worked quickly and coolly and as Zu-tag and his apes closed with the warriors, she succeeded in loosening Tarzan's bonds sufficiently to permit him to extricate his own hands so that in another minute he had freed himself.