"I will repair it, indeed I will, my dear Porthos.""Besides, what did I ask of you?" resumed Porthos, with amovement of the shoulders full of good fellowship. "A loan,nothing more! After all, I am not an unreasonable man. I knowyou are not rich, Madame Coquenard, and that your husband isobliged to bleed his poor clients to squeeze a few paltry crownsfrom them. Oh! If you were a duchess, a marchioness, or acountess, it would be quite a different thing; it would beunpardonable."
"Come," said Boville, with a tone of entire incredulity,"five millions to that gentleman who just left, and whobowed to me as though he knew me?"
In China, there were still 43 million people in rural areas living in poverty at the end of 2016. The country aims to help all of them out of poverty by 2020.
"There they are again!" exclaimed one policeman.
"What my maid tells me."
"I understand," said Monte Cristo; "you wish to tell me youhave hunted the lion?" Ali smiled with triumphant pride ashe signified that he had indeed both chased and capturedmany lions. "But do you believe you could arrest theprogress of two horses rushing forwards with ungovernablefury?" The Nubian smiled. "It is well," said Monte Cristo."Then listen to me. Ere long a carriage will dash past here,drawn by the pair of dappled gray horses you saw me withyesterday; now, at the risk of your own life, you mustmanage to stop those horses before my door."
‘That is very possible,’ said Laurie, with candour; ‘but even in business a man may go on with a speculation for a long time, though it is not immediately successful, if he is sure it will succeed in the end;—so long as he can afford to wait.’