Ferreira has since opened up a pet shop, borrowing money from a loan shark, who apparently “took pity on her,” Machado says.
We are solving the "loan shark" evil at the present time in nearly the same way that they solved it seven centuries ago.
We know that every subject now has its literature, from "votes for women" to the extermination of the house fly or the loan shark.
"Say, five hundred dollars," the loan shark generously offered.
Then the loan shark sends in a statement of the account, and, if the manufacturer complains, begins to show his teeth.