Stephenson Family Ties The Barn Burnt Down
And Now I See The Moon
"The fact is," Barras said, assuming his Director's tone, "it costs us a great 
deal to keep our men in arms. Over half our revenues go to the Ministry of War.
 A standing army of five hundred thousand much would you
 guess a day, simply in sacks of wheat? Over six hundred," he said,not waiting
 for a guess. "Six hundred and fifty," Ouvrand corrected. "Seven hundred head
 of cattle, seventy thousand sacks of oats- a day. 
 The horses alone require two million bales a day."
 from: Tales of Passion Tales of Woe
 by: Sandra Gulland

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