Her public contributions amounted to the sum of 216,000 florins-- a perfect godsend.
When South America, that is to say, Peru, Chili, Brazil, the provinces of La Plata and Columbia, had poured forth their quota into their hands, the sum of $300,000, it found itself in possession of a considerable capital, of which the following is a statement: United States subscriptions, .
If I give you a cheek for this sum
, about which they are certain, could you take it on yourself to let the matter rest?'
"Once more," said Colbert, irritated -- "once more, if you had any sum
to pay, would you not pay what you ought?"
Twenty-one rubles," he said, pointing to the figure twenty-one by which the total exceeded the round sum
of forty-three thousand; and taking up a pack he prepared to deal.
At length some of his favourites whom he most confided in, knowing his cruelty and our inability to pay what he demanded, and apprehending that, if he should put us to the death he threatened, they should soon see the fleets of Portugal in the Red Sea, laying their towns in ashes to revenge it, endeavoured to soften his passion and preserve our lives, offering to advance the sum
we should agree for, without any other security than our words.
The time may come when Harry will regret that so large a sum was parted with.
"Perhaps, then, it would be better for all parties, if the sum were diminished one half.--Five hundred pounds would be a prodigious increase to their fortunes!"
"Three hundred pounds!" cried Passepartout, startled at the largeness of the sum.
"This sum will be restored to you upon your release from prison," said the judge.
"It is not I that am cruel, but you," he returned, "for you permit a paltry sum of money to stand between your baby and immunity from suffering."
Paulvitch named an enormous sum. Tarzan could scarce restrain a smile.