The government already possesses a complete official report of my adventures beyond thirty
. In the narrative I purpose telling my story in a less formal, and I hope, a more entertaining, style; though, being only a naval officer and without claim to the slightest literary ability, I shall most certainly fall far short of the possibilities which are inherent in my subject.
"That makes thirty
francs," continued Desiree coldly; "and now for the work.
For more than thirty
years he has been the "candid friend" of the business, incessantly suggesting, probing, and criticising.
There are about thirty
cases on record, of which the most famous, that of the Countess Cornelia de Baudi Cesenate, was minutely investigated and described by Giuseppe Bianchini, a prebendary of Verona, otherwise distinguished in letters, who published an account of it at Verona in 1731, which he afterwards republished at Rome.
This island, lying near to the eastern coast of Africa, is in the sixth degree of south latitude, that is to say, four hundred and thirty
geographical miles below the equator.
When them thirty
million dollars stood up to my face and said I couldn't go out with you in the hills to-day, I knew the time had come for me to put my foot down.
She isn't usually found after thirty
. But you'll no doubt have good fun by the way, and fall in with many pleasant adventures."
He was too young to know better, but he robbed himself of life for the sake of thirty
thousand a year that's clean wasted upon him.
It would be pitiful to tell how their days were spent to accomplish this end; how the dollars had been saved for thirty
years and the picayunes hoarded; and yet, not half enough gathered!
If the place belongs to the members, why do they have to pay thirty
I repeated this on subsequent mornings, of course, taking another cocktail just before I ate at twelve- thirty
. Soon I found myself, seated at my desk in the midst of my thousand words, looking forward to that eleven-thirty cocktail.
It appeared to him that he could almost recognize the trace of his own steps upon the road, and that of his first upon the doors of the hostelries; -- his memory, always active and present, brought back that youth which neither thirty
years later his great heart nor his wrist of steel would have belied.