13 desperate time of need. He begged her so anxiously that she could not refuse. She also believed that a person who received the honour from the King of France to become an ambassador would have no problem paying her back. She paid Fabre what he asked her for. But, the loan amount kept growing till it became 8,000 livres Francaise.(1) Fabre had promised Marie Petit to pay her back from his salary, signing an IOU to this effect. In November 1703, Fabre received his salary of 1,500 livres Francaise! He was also to send selected gifts from King Louis XIV to Shah Soltan Hosayn. The gifts were: Thirty-three pocket watches, six wall (1) The Livre Francaise is a gold French coin used in the Kingdom of France between 781-1794 CE.