"How," said the king, "sixteen hundred thousand livres?"
"Monsieur," continued Fouquet, still speaking indirectly to Colbert, "monsieur has received a week ago sixteen hundred thousand livres; he has paid a hundred thousand livres to the guards, sixty-four thousand livres to the hospitals, twenty-five thousand to the Swiss, a hundred and thirty thousand for provisions, a thousand for arms, ten thousand for accidental expenses; I do not err, then, in reckoning upon nine hundred thousand livres that are left." Then turning towards Colbert, like a disdainful head of office towards his inferior, "Take care, monsieur," said he, "that those nine hundred thousand livres be remitted to his majesty this evening, in gold."
hundred thousand pounds?" shouted Maston, leaping from his seat.
These sixteen thousand dollars were not the same dollars which he had extorted from close-fisted Nature.
Sixteen thousand is an awful lot when it's coming, but it just seems about half as big when it gets here."
"That's true; but people don't get much money at anything, my boy, when they're only sixteen. You've had a good deal of schooling, however; I suppose you're pretty well up in accounts, eh?
Now, you must remember what you are,--you're a lad of sixteen, trained to nothing particular.
When they were fairly out of sight, and out of hearing, he encamped on the head waters of the little stream of the preceding day, having come about sixteen
In short, poor Conscience had certainly been defeated in the argument, had not Fear stept in to her assistance, and very strenuously urged that the real distinction between the two actions, did not lie in the different degrees of honour but of safety: for that the secreting the L500 was a matter of very little hazard; whereas the detaining the sixteen
guineas was liable to the utmost danger of discovery.
Her sister, though comparatively but little removed by matrimony, being settled in London, only sixteen
miles off, was much beyond her daily reach; and many a long October and November evening must be struggled through at Hartfield, before Christmas brought the next visit from Isabella and her husband, and their little children, to fill the house, and give her pleasant society again.
"Do you happen to know who lives at Number Sixteen Vivian Place?" I inquired of my companion.
Major Fitz-David's address was Number Sixteen Vivian Place--the very house which I had seen my husband leaving as we passed in the carriage!