Megan Barnard of the ransom Center looks to the correspondence of Russell Banks for answers.
Captain Richard Phillips, who the pirates held for ransom, is played by Tom Hanks.
McGeever said he didn't remember much from after that, just that they demanded a ransom but wasn't sure if it was given.
No one knows who is kidnapping, who is asking for ransom, who is the target.
But just imagine that Obama had “facilitated” a ransom to Haqqani, and yet Bergdahl had been killed during a rescue mission.
Then shall we see if this is a question of drowning or ransom.
They offered to pay a large amount of their most valuable effects for his ransom.
Such was Mr. Harper's decision after hearing all that Mr. ransom had to tell him of the present situation.
ransom, shambling behind them, crept in and knelt at the foot of the bed.
Orestes A. Brownson, able and indefatigable with his pen, recognized the idea of ransom.
c.1200, "sum paid for the release of a prisoner or captured man," from Old French ranson (Modern French rançon), earlier raenson "ransom, redemption," from Latin redemptionem (nominative redemptio) "a redeeming," from redimere (see redeem).
early 14c., from ransom (n.). Related: Ransomed; ransoming.
the price or payment made for our redemption, as when it is said that the Son of man "gave his life a ransom for many" (Matt. 20:28; comp. Acts 20:28; Rom. 3:23, 24; 1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Gal. 3:13; 4:4, 5: Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; 1 Tim. 2:6; Titus 2:14; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19. In all these passages the same idea is expressed). This word is derived from the Fr. rancon; Lat. redemptio. The debt is represented not as cancelled but as fully paid. The slave or captive is not liberated by a mere gratuitous favour, but a ransom price has been paid, in consideration of which he is set free. The original owner receives back his alienated and lost possession because he has bought it back "with a price." This price or ransom (Gr. lutron) is always said to be Christ, his blood, his death. He secures our redemption by the payment of a ransom. (See REDEMPTION.)