Greatly enraged by this impossible demand
, the King of Bornegascar replied:
Objection That The Number of Members Will Not Be Augmented as the Progress of Population Demands
Considered For the Independent Journal Wednesday, February 20, 1788
To this we could only repeat what we had said before: he then proposed to abate five thousand of his last demand
, assuring us that unless we came to some agreement, there was no torment so cruel but we should suffer it, and talked of nothing but impaling and flaying us alive; the terror of these threatenings was much increased by his domestics, who told us of many of his cruelties.
But what reward did the First and Foremost demand
"Prince," he cried, "you are forgetting that if you consented to receive and hear them, it was only because of your kind heart which has no equal, for they had not the least right to demand
it, especially as you had placed the matter in the hands of Gavrila Ardalionovitch, which was also extremely kind of you.
At the steamer's side the man demanded
his pay and, without waiting to count out the exact amount, the woman thrust a handful of bank-notes into his outstretched hand.
What I ask of you is reasonable and moderate; I demand
a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself; the gratification is small, but it is all that I can receive, and it shall content me.
Balashev replied that there was nothing offensive in the demand
, because..." but Murat interrupted him.
"What of the lad?" demanded
her father; "I have sent him to crack a little with the Frenchman.
"Albert, had you been a stranger, a foreigner, a simple lord, like that Englishman who came to demand
satisfaction three or four months since, and whom I killed to get rid of, I should not have taken this trouble; but I thought this mark of consideration due to you.
When night arrived, he demanded
if all the skins had been brought in.
Why, if there is anything in supply and demand
, life is the cheapest thing in the world.