You may have noticed that the manager of the mont-de-piete here isn't strong on conventional good looks.
Ruth's connexion with the mont-de-piete had come about almost automatically.
He would smooth the way for the good mother, leaving some of her jewels at the mont-de-piete.
You would say, "What does this young man, so well-dressed, in a mont-de-piete?"
Juste lent Marcas two hundred francs in gold, the product of two watches bought on credit, and pawned at the mont-de-piete.
Godefroid looked at that snuff-box, wondering it had not been sold or found its way to the mont-de-piete.
And at the mont-de-piete there occurred a surprising incident.
Do not fly to the mont-de-piete; it is the ruin of the borrower.