Even when I took command, she was fit only for the junk pile; but the world-old parsimony of government retained her in active service, and sent two hundred men to sea in her, with myself, a mere boy, in command of her, to patrol thirty from Iceland to the Azores.
When he appeared, I gave him a message to the secretary of the navy, to whom all vessels in service on thirty and one hundred seventy-five report direct.
To cross thirty or one hundred seventy-five has been, as you know, the direst calamity that could befall a naval commander.
Don't tell me such things, Planchet: a horse overloaded with thirty pounds, in addition to the rider and his portmanteau, cannot cross a river so easily -- cannot leap over a wall or ditch so lightly; and the horse failing, the horseman fails.
D'Artagnan took a pen and some paper, and wrote upon a plain sheet, -- "I, D'Artagnan, possess twenty thousand livres, laid up cent by cent during thirty years that I have been in the service of his majesty the king of France.
It appeared to him that he could almost recognize the trace of his own steps upon the road, and that of his first upon the doors of the hostelries; -- his memory, always active and present, brought back that youth which neither thirty years later his great heart nor his wrist of steel would have belied.
You don't think he is to get any of the thirty pounds, do you?
If the place belongs to the members, why do they have to pay thirty pounds?
Three dollars a week, an' four dollars a week, an' a young boy cookin' for himself on an oil-burner an' layin' up money, workin' all day an' studyin' all night, just workin' an' never playin', never havin' a good time, an' never learnin' how to have a good time - of course his thirty thousand came along too late.
He was too young to know better, but he robbed himself of life for the sake of thirty thousand a year that's clean wasted upon him.
When them thirty million dollars stood up to my face and said I couldn't go out with you in the hills to-day, I knew the time had come for me to put my foot down.
I've got you, and thirty millions couldn't buy you, nor three thousand millions, nor thirty cents-"
For more than thirty years he has been the "candid friend" of the business, incessantly suggesting, probing, and criticising.
There was one shabby little exchange thirty years ago; but now there are fifty-two exchanges, as the nerve-centres of a vast fifty- million-dollar system.
Food of no sort had passed her lips in more than thirty
hours, and her last meal had been a scanty breakfast of dry bread.