By Henri Charriere
The sensational sequel to 'Papillon'. 'Banco' keeps the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed Papillon - in Venezuela, the place he has ultimately received his freedom after 13 years of get away and imprisonment. regardless of his get to the bottom of to develop into a decent guy, Charriere is quickly desirous about hair-raiding exploits with goldminers, gamblers, bank-robbers and revolutionaries - robbing and being robbed, his lust for all times as powerful as ever. He additionally runs evening golf equipment in Caracas till an earthquake ruins him in 1967 - whilst he comes to a decision to write down the booklet that brings his foreign repute.
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He had never even referred to money. He had become a philosopher. I was puzzled. They caught Charlot because a guy by the name of Little Louis tipped off the police; and during our short meetings in the Sante Charlot never stopped swearing he would get Louis the first chance he had. Yet this evening he had not so much as breathed Louis's name. And as for me-Christi-I had not said a word about my cops, or Goldstein, or the prosecuting counsel, either. I should have talked about them! I hadn't escaped just to end up a cross between a gardener and a day laborer.
I t's good to know. " .. " "Sure. " "So Joj o is rich. Why does he g o back there, then? " I saw him . 46 BANCO "To begin with Jojo doesn't risk anything, as I said. Secondly, he was certainly not going off. Those mules belong to his father in-law. " "Oh-ho. " "Don't go. ' ' " N o t that. I 've made up m y mind t o go. " Jose bent his head as if to think. A long pause. When he looked up again his face was bright. His eyes shone with in tell igence, and slowly, drawing out his words, he said, " Listen to the advice of a man who knows that world through and through.
He must certainly have worked more than two years to clear this stretch of plateau and build his house. He had to go out First Steps into Freedom 17 into the bush, choose the trees, cut them down, bring them back, fit them together. Every beam in his house was made of the hard est and heaviest timber in the world, the kind they call ironwood. I was sure all he earned at the mine had gone into it, because he must have had help and must have paid for the labor, the cement (the house was concreted), the well, and the windmill for pumping the water up to the tank.