He was fifty-seven
, a man couldn't marry at fifty-seven
Wingrave," he said, "you will give me my receipt for those shares for fifty-seven
thousand six hundred dollars."
Their stock consisted of one thousand two hundred and sixty-nine oxen, one thousand five hundred and fifty-seven
cows, five thousand and seven young cattle, four hundred and ninety-three horses, eight thousand six hundred and ninety sheep, and four thousand one hundred and ninety-seven hogs.
It has nine thousand, six hundred and fifty-four buildings, in which lived fifty-seven
thousand three hundred and eighteen people, up to the time my story opens.
Two hundred and fifty-seven
francs, this was the modest contribution of Switzerland to the American work.
churches to be erected with half-crowns, forty-two parsonage houses to be repaired with shillings, seven-and-twenty organs to be built with halfpence, twelve hundred children to be brought up on postage stamps.
The solid had wrested from the liquid thirty-seven million six hundred and fifty-seven
square miles, equal to twelve billions nine hundred and sixty millions of acres.
Fort McPherson was left behind at eight in the morning, and three hundred and fifty-seven
miles had yet to be traversed before reaching Omaha.
The weather had attained the summer heat; the thermometer standing about fifty-seven
degrees in the morning, early, but rising to about ninety degrees at noon.
"On the 24th of April he sold his horse--said 'I'm just fifty-seven
today, hale and hearty--it would be a PRETTY howdy-do for me to be wasting such a trip as that and such weather as this, on a horse, when there ain't anything in the world so splendid as a tramp on foot through the fresh spring woods and over the cheery mountains, to a man that IS a man--and I can make my dog carry my claim in a little bundle, anyway, when it's collected.
all told on board when we sailed from Huapa, and Joe and I were the only two that ever set foot on land again.
There are fifty-seven
apple-evaporating furnaces, to say nothing of the apple canneries and cider and vinegar factories.