, at a louis each, make four hundred
He had three hundred
pounds to find on the twenty-fourth of the month, and twenty thousand pounds to find in February eighteen hundred
It was not with regret, or envy, or any unworthy feeling, however; it was a fair, honest, moral sigh, that had its birth in the thought of how much good a hundred
dollars might have done, properly applied.
But Daylight, who had panned the spotted rim of Carmack's claim and shaken coarse gold from the grass-roots, and who had panned the rim at a hundred
other places up and down the length of the creek and found nothing, was curious to know what lay on bed-rock.
There were Virgins and bishops there, above their natural size, made of solid silver, each worth, by weight, from eight hundred
thousand to two millions of francs, and bearing gemmed books in their hands worth eighty thousand; there were bas-reliefs that weighed six hundred
pounds, carved in solid silver; croziers and crosses, and candlesticks six and eight feet high, all of virgin gold, and brilliant with precious stones; and beside these were all manner of cups and vases, and such things, rich in proportion.
The Appeal paid union wages; and, in fact, was the backbone of the town, giving employment to hundreds
of men and women.
In 1879 the New York telephone directory was a small card, showing two hundred
and fifty-two names; but now it has grown to be an eight-hundred-page quarterly, with a circulation of half a million, and requiring twenty drays, forty horses, and four hundred
men to do the work of distribution.
Retailed at a dollar, on a royalty of fifteen per cent, it would bring him one hundred
and fifty dollars.
Whether sixty-five members for a few years, and a hundred
or two hundred
for a few more, be a safe depositary for a limited and well-guarded power of legislating for the United States?
I stored the boat with the carcases of a hundred
oxen, and three hundred
sheep, with bread and drink proportionable, and as much meat ready dressed as four hundred
cooks could provide.
Captain Baker thought at first that he was in the presence of an unknown sandbank; he even prepared to determine its exact position when two columns of water, projected by the mysterious object, shot with a hissing noise a hundred
and fifty feet up into the air.
"I advise you, monseigneur, not to quarrel with a hundred
or a hundred
and twenty loose fellows, who, by putting their rapiers end to end, would form a cordon of steel capable of surrounding three thousand men."
Everything the good man said was full of affection, and I could hardly refrain from tears while he spoke; in short, I took one hundred
of the moidores, and called for a pen and ink to give him a receipt for them: then I returned him the rest, and told him if ever I had possession of the plantation I would return the other to him also (as, indeed, I afterwards did); and that as to the bill of sale of his part in his son's ship, I would not take it by any means; but that if I wanted the money, I found he was honest enough to pay me; and if I did not, but came to receive what he gave me reason to expect, I would never have a penny more from him.
This island, lying near to the eastern coast of Africa, is in the sixth degree of south latitude, that is to say, four hundred
and thirty geographical miles below the equator.
"Ordinarily the length of a gun is twenty to twenty-five times the diameter of the shot, and its weight two hundred
and thirty-five to two hundred
and forty times that of the shot."