Figures are, however, more eloquent than words, and here is the official statement of the sums
which were paid in to the credit of the Gun Club at the close of the subscription.
Failing to raise these sums
, at these times, he was a ruined man.
If it should turn out that these suspicions are correct, and he has embezzled large sums
, he must lie on his bed as he has made it.' And then looking up at Macewen with a nod, and one of his strange smiles: 'Good- bye,' said he, and Macewen, perceiving the case to be too grave for consolation, took himself off, and blessed God on his way home that he was childless.
I do not remember how I got the money to buy them; to be sure it was no great sum
; but it must have been given me out of the sums
we were all working so hard to make up for the debt, and the interest on the debt (that is always the wicked pinch for the debtor!), we had incurred in the purchase of the newspaper which we lived by, and the house which we lived in.
Fouquet not only pays what he does not owe, but that he does not even take care of vouchers for the sums
that he has paid."
"He pretended to know of an immense treasure, and offered vast sums
to the government if they would liberate him."
The betting-books were covered with entries of immense sums
, as though the Epsom races were at stake.
The consequence is that he permits the bashaws or governors of provinces to pillage the people without mercy; and, in turn, squeezes out of them the sums
of which he stands in need, to satisfy his own exigencies and those of the state.
"My poor client's fate now depends on you votes." Here the speaker sat down in his place, And directed the Judge to refer to his notes And briefly to sum
up the case.
"At what sum
do you estimate this bank's proportion of the country's loss by me?"
He had fixed on that number because forty-three was the sum
of his and Sonya's joint ages.
AN OLD WOMAN having lost the use of her eyes, called in a Physician to heal them, and made this bargain with him in the presence of witnesses: that if he should cure her blindness, he should receive from her a sum
of money; but if her infirmity remained, she should give him nothing.