When Telyanin had finished his lunch he took out of his pocket a double purse
and, drawing its rings aside with his small, white, turned-up fingers, drew out a gold imperial, and lifting his eyebrows gave it to the waiter.
"Take it!" said the woman; "I'd let my life be taken from me sooner than the purse
. A pretty child I'd be!
"Then it so happens that I am behaving differently, for my purse
and my soul have both been touched.
And without adding another word, he emptied the purse
on a neighboring post, with the air of a Roman saving his country.
``Strike a light instantly,'' said the Captain; ``I will examine this said purse
; and if it be as this fellow says, the Jew's bounty is little less miraculous than the stream which relieved his fathers in the wilderness.''
I moved the chair several times so as to expose the purse
to view, but the general never saw it.
Delighted at the thought that he had found so easily both a fortune and a beautiful wife, my brother asked no more questions, but concealing his purse
, with the money the lady had given him, in the folds of his dress, he set out joyfully with his guide.
"Monsieur," returned Maximilian, raising the glass cover, and respectfully kissing the silken purse
, "this has touched the hand of a man who saved my father from suicide, us from ruin, and our name from shame and disgrace, -- a man by whose matchless benevolence we poor children, doomed to want and wretchedness, can at present hear every one envying our happy lot.
'Robbed!' says my governess, 'and what did they take from him?' 'Why,' says her friend, 'they took his gold watch and his gold snuff-box, his fine periwig, and what money he had in his pocket, which was considerable, to be sure, for Sir never goes without a purse
of guineas about him.'
At this all laughed, the Sheriff loudest of all, for he said to himself, "Surely this is indeed some prodigal, and perchance I may empty his purse
of some of the money that the fool throweth about so freely." Then he spake aloud to Robin, saying, "Thou art a jolly young blade, and I love thee mightily"; and he smote Robin upon the shoulder.
As she looked at me in giving me the purse
, I hoped there was an inner meaning in her words.
Here he took from his girdle a well-filled purse
, and continued, "I would fain be a butcher, this day, and sell meat at Nottingham town.
Turlington turned to the women without answering, purse
It takes two noble Earls and a Viscount, combined, to inform Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire, in an equally flattering manner, that an estimable lady in the West of England has offered to present a purse
containing twenty pounds, to the Society for Granting Annuities to Unassuming Members of the Middle Classes, if twenty individuals will previously present purses
of one hundred pounds each.
As Porthos and Aramis were undressing him, in the hope of finding his wound not mortal, a large purse
dropped from his clothes.