In spite of the unlimited selling, his persistent buying compelled Ward Valley steadily to rise, and as Thursday approached, the situation became acute.
It was a panic, short-lived, it was true, but sharp enough while it lasted to make him remember Holdsworthy and the brick-yard, and to impel him to cancel all buying orders while he rushed to a telephone.
The cessation of buying had turned the Stock Exchange into a bedlam, and down all the line of stocks the bears were smashing.
And he remembered his money, his shop, his house, the buying
and selling, and Mironov's millions, and it was hard for him to understand why that man, called Vasili Brekhunov, had troubled himself with all those things with which he had been troubled.
Of course they're worth something, but you see, nobody's buying
The daring innovators started with the new notion of buying
a picture which they themselves could admire and appreciate, and for the genuineness of which the artist was still living to vouch.
Sallie had been buying silks, and Meg longed for a new one, just a handsome light one for parties, her black silk was so common, and thin things for evening wear were only proper for girls.
I can't resist them when I see Sallie buying all she wants, and pitying me because I don't.
But as Warren Hastings looked at gold and thought of buying Daylesford, so Joshua Rigg looked at Stone Court and thought of buying gold.
You've taken to being a nob, buying land, being a country bashaw.
Money then being established as the necessary medium of exchange, another species of money-getting spon took place, namely, by buying
and selling, at probably first in a simple manner, afterwards with more skill and experience, where and how the greatest profits might be made.
He laughed at theoretical treatises on estate management, disliked factories, the raising of expensive products, and the buying
of expensive seed corn, and did not make a hobby of any particular part of the work on his estate.
When they persisted in buying
the stuff and thrusting it upon me, why, I would drink it.
Either she was taking the children of a Russian family home from the springs, or fetching a shawl for a sick lady, and wrapping her up in it, or trying to interest an irritable invalid, or selecting and buying
cakes for tea for someone.
On the shallowest pretenses he would inveigle us into shirt stores, boot stores, tailor shops, glove shops--anywhere under the broad sweep of the heavens that there seemed a chance of our buying