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 delay demanded
by Beauchamp had nearly expired.
On the other hand, Mazarin, present at that audience, heard very well what those deputies demanded
When night arrived, he demanded
if all the skins had been brought in.
Though too shy to answer the advertisements which demanded
a personal application, he replied to those which asked for letters; but he had no experience to state and no recommendations: he was conscious that neither his German nor his French was commercial; he was ignorant of the terms used in business; he knew neither shorthand nor typewriting.
He did not think it necessary to tell Roquat that the Growleywogs demanded
twenty thousand slaves.