1 The Baron's lady weighed about three hundred and fifty pounds, and was therefore a person of great consideration, and she did the honours of the house with a dignity that commanded still greater respect.
2 A hundred times I was upon the point of killing myself; but still I loved life.
3 The kingdom is upwards of three hundred leagues in diameter, and divided into thirty provinces; there the Fathers possess all, and the people nothing; it is a masterpiece of reason and justice.
4 I am now one hundred and seventy-two years old, and I learnt of my late father, Master of the Horse to the King, the amazing revolutions of Peru, of which he had been an eyewitness.
5 The portal was two hundred and twenty feet high, and one hundred wide; but words are wanting to express the materials of which it was built.
6 At length, after travelling a hundred days, only two sheep remained.
7 All the other candidates complained that Candide had done them great injustice; but he appeased them by giving one hundred piastres to each.
8 I have been tempted a hundred times to set fire to the convent, and go and become a Turk.
9 I have fought in defence of them; and above eight hundred of my adherents have been hanged, drawn, and quartered.
10 For my part, I have only lost a hundred sheep; and now I am flying into Cunegonde's arms.
11 Candide embraced the Baron and Pangloss a hundred times.
12 Instantly Candide sent for a Jew, to whom he sold for fifty thousand sequins a diamond worth a hundred thousand, though the fellow swore to him by Abraham that he could give him no more.
13 A cadi ordered me a hundred blows on the soles of the feet, and condemned me to the galleys.
14 They carried me before the cadi, who ordered me a hundred lashes on the soles of the feet and sent me to the galleys.
15 His sister was in receipt of a yearly income of five hundred francs, which sufficed for her personal wants at the vicarage.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—M. MYRIEL BECOMES M. WELCOME