This one na- tion, which owns six per cent
of the earth and is five per cent
of the human race, has SEVENTY per cent
of the telephones.
You could draw my pension, and repay yourselves at the rate, say, of L500 a year, taking your five per cent
interest as well."
"What will sixty-five per cent
of the gate receipts be?" Rivera demanded.
"A capital profit, -- four hundred per cent
If I could get twenty or thirty pounds to begin with, I could pay five per cent
for it, and then I could gradually make a little capital of my own, and do without a loan."
But the twenty-five per cent
. plan did not work well at all.
'and the Directors have every reason to believe that ten per cent
., or more, will be ultimately realised to the shareholders by the hotel.'
Of course we can't afford to take these structures down under a bonus of five hundred per cent
upon the prime cost of our lot and plaster.
"The commission is usually one and a half; will you have two -- three -- five per cent
, or even more?
The assistant is even civil and attends to him at once, to the great indignation of the lady in the next box, who, however, sarcastically observes that she don't mind being kept waiting "if it is a regular customer." Why, from the pleasant and businesslike manner in which the transaction is carried out, it might be a large purchase in the three per cents
. Yet what a piece of work a man makes of his first "pop." A boy popping his first question is confidence itself compared with him.
A five-per cent safe investment had no attraction for him; but to risk millions in sharp, harsh skirmish, standing to lose everything or to win fifty or a hundred per cent
, was the savor of life to him.
"Three hundred, say at six per cent
.--that'd be six cents on the dollar, sixty cents on ten dollars, six dollars on the hundred, on three hundred eighteen dollars.