Knowing where he could procure the loan
, he was by no means equally sure of being able to find the security on which he could borrow the money.
In the meantime Miss Davidson was devising plans to repay the loan. Her first effort was made by holding festivals, or "suppers." She made a personal canvass among the white and coloured families in the town of Tuskegee, and got them to agree to give something, like a cake, a chicken, bread, or pies, that could be sold at the festival.
We had only the little old shanty and the abandoned church which the good coloured people of the town of Tuskegee had kindly loaned us for the accommodation of the classes.
"You have never mentioned the loan. In any other man I should have thought that the prompting of a magnanimous and noble character.
Of course you do, Robert Canler, and the hope of just such a contingency was in your mind when you loaned papa the money for that hair-brained escapade, which but for a most mysterious circumstance would have been surprisingly successful.
That was proved by the very handsome way in which he had behaved in the matter of a small loan when, looking in at the casino after parting from Ruth, he had found Mr Warden in sore straits for want of a little capital to back a brand-new system which he had conceived through closely observing the run of the play.
They consisted of sitting, detached and invisible, behind a ground-glass screen, and entering details of loans in a fat book.
But though blood, as he was wont to remark while negotiating his periodical loans, is thicker than water, a brother-in-law's affection has its limits.
In the modern system of war, nations the most wealthy are obliged to have recourse to large loans. A country so little opulent as ours must feel this necessity in a much stronger degree.
But two considerations will serve to quiet all apprehension on this head: one is, that we are sure the resources of the community, in their full extent, will be brought into activity for the benefit of the Union; the other is, that whatever deficiences there may be, can without difficulty be supplied by loans.
The magnificent profits he made on the land he sold were turned into more land, into more development; and instead of paying off old loans, he contracted new ones.
The first warning was when the banks began calling in their unprotected loans. Daylight promptly paid the first several of his personal notes that were presented; then he divined that these demands but indicated the way the wind was going to blow, and that one of those terrific financial storms he had heard about was soon to sweep over the United States.
When the banks demanded that he pay his loans, he knew that the banks were in sore need of the money.
ASTON VILLA In: Kyle Walker (from Tottenham, loan
), Jean Makoun (from Lyon, pounds 6million), Darren Bent (from Sunderland, undisclosed), Michael Bradley (from Borussia Monchengladbach, loan
) Out: Brad Guzan (to Hull, loan
), Steve Sidwell (to Fulham, undisclosed), John Carew (to Stoke, loan
), Jonathan Hogg (Portsmouth, loan
), James Collins (Shrewsbury, loan
), Shane Lowry (to Sheffield United, loan
), Andreas Weimann (to Watford, loan
), Curtis Davies (to Birmingham, undisclosed), Isaiah Osbourne (to Sheffield Wednesday, loan
), Stephen Ireland (to Newcastle, loan
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