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So that if I were to bury my five gold pieces," cried Pinocchio with growing wonder, "next morning I should find--how many?
Next morning you will find twenty-five hundred new, sparkling gold pieces.
It ought to have been left with the skeletons of the ancient Spaniards, who had been drowned when the ship was wrecked, and whose bones were now scattered among the gold and silver.
Then, as they could not feed upon gold and silver any more than old King Midas could, they found it necessary to go in search of better sustenance.
He made believe to be interested in the gold in his hand.
Still feigning interest in the chunk of gold in his hand, he listened intently and he heard the breathing of the thing behind him.
His one thought was how to be revenged on that wicked old hag, and for this purpose he had a purse made large enough to contain five hundred gold pieces, but filled it instead with bits of glass.
I have just come from Persia and have brought with me five hundred gold pieces, and I am anxious to see if they are the proper weight.
Covetous though we were, we could not possibly take more than two thousand livres weight of gold, which meant six journeys across the prison to the gondola.
There is much gold scattered throughout Honduras, though of late it has not been found in large quantities.
When the Duke de Valentinois, son of Alexander VI, visited Louis XII of France, his horse was loaded with gold leaves, according to Brantome, and his cap had double rows of rubies that threw out a great light.
When he approached closer to one of these tablets he saw that it was of gold, and bore many hieroglyphics.