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I had always thought that the stories the sailors told of the famous valley of diamonds, and of the cunning way which some merchants had devised for getting at the precious stones, were mere travellers' tales invented to give pleasure to the hearers, but now I perceived that they were surely true.
Before we left I exchanged one of my diamonds for much goodly merchandise by which I profited greatly on our homeward way.
"'Diamonds! why, then, you are steering in the wrong direction; you should head for the Fields.'
He told me he was bound to make his fortune somehow, or try to; so he might as well have a fling for the diamonds.'
You don't suppose that all the diamonds which go to Court belong to the wearers; like those beautiful stones which Lady Jane has, and which are much handsomer than any which I have, I am certain."
The diamonds, which had created Rawdon's admiration, never went back to Mr.
He was as keen as knives to show us how he could take care of his purple diamonds; and, do you know, Bunny, I was as keen as knives to see."
"So you think of having a try for his diamonds yourself?"
The goldsmith cast a glance at the elegant manner in which they were set, calculated, one with another, what the diamonds were worth, and without hesitation said, "Fifteen hundred pistoles each, my Lord."
"Can you arrange the locket," Alban asked, "so that the side on which the diamonds appear hangs outward?"
The adventures of the Yellow Diamond begin with the eleventh century of the Christian era.
"To one in Edmond's position the diamond certainly was of great value.