Perhaps, mademoiselle, they might give that much at the mint, for there they coin money; but, in this shop, no one will give more than five francs for that thimble.
Five francs would scarcely support her grandmother a week, with even the wood and wine she had on hand, and she had no more gold thimbles to sacrifice.
Well, then, how about the fifty thousand francs from the Bastile?
Whether the year be good or bad, there are fifty prisoners, who, on an average, bring you in a thousand francs a year each.
Well, there is at once an income of fifty thousand francs; you have held the post three years, and must have received in that time one hundred and fifty thousand francs.
Richard, ought to know better than I where the twenty thousand francs went to
Richard ought to know better than you where the twenty-thousand francs went to?
Why should I know better than you where the twenty-thousand francs went to?
First of all I must have fifty thousand francs, and you shall give them to me at Frankfurt.
If I were to give you those fifty thousand francs, what should I have left for myself?
Another hundred thousand francs, please to remember.
I wonder what he would have said when I gave him twenty-nine thousand eight hundred francs
for his picture.
Confiding in the future of the Restoration, he finally placed his money on the Grand-Livre at the moment when the funds were at fifty-six francs and twenty-five centimes.
Besides his fiction of an annuity, about which no one at the present time knew anything, the chevalier really had, therefore, a bona fide income of a thousand francs.
Having obtained the address of the person to whom the house in the Allees de Meillan belonged, Dantes next proceeded thither, and, under the name of Lord Wilmore (the name and title inscribed on his passport), purchased the small dwelling for the sum of twenty-five thousand francs
, at least ten thousand more than it was worth; but had its owner asked half a million, it would unhesitatingly have been given.