By Henri Charriere

The sensational sequel to 'Papillon'. 'Banco' keeps the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed Papillon - in Venezuela, the place he has eventually received his freedom after 13 years of get away and imprisonment. regardless of his get to the bottom of to turn into a decent guy, Charriere is quickly excited about hair-raiding exploits with goldminers, gamblers, bank-robbers and revolutionaries - robbing and being robbed, his lust for all times as robust as ever. He additionally runs evening golf equipment in Caracas till an earthquake ruins him in 1967 - while he makes a decision to jot down the ebook that brings his foreign popularity.

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Her grandfather was a German, which explained her fair skin and very fine blond hair. Graciela had black Andalusian eyes with a touch of tropical fire; Mercedes' were green and suddenly reminded me of Lali, the Goajira In­ dian. Lali . . LaH and her sister Zora'ima : what had become of them? It was 1 946 now, and twelve years had gone by, but in spite of all those years I felt a pain in my heart when I remem­ bered those two lovely creatures. Since those days they must have made themselves a fresh life with men of their own race, and honestly I had no right to disturb their new existence.

Hard guys we were, hard guys we are still, but only toward the pigs. " Six months I'd been here. Charlot was right. On the day of the party I had won the first battle against my longing to pull some­ thing off. I had been drifting away from the "road down the drain" ever since I had escaped. Now thanks to my friends' example I had gained an important victory over myself: I had given up the idea of grabbing that million dollars. One thing was sure: i t would not b e easy for any other j ob to tempt m e , now that I'd given up a fortune like that.

No, I won't go see Simon. Don't worry, man. " Maria and I walked through the village arm in arm, dose to­ gether, to show the girls she was my woman. The pumps ran sweetly, even number three. But neither the hot, wet air nor the beat of the motor kept me from thinking about Charlot. He had grasped why I was so thoughtful, all right. It hadn't taken long for him, an old crook, to see that the heap of gold was at the bottom of it all. Nor for Simon either; and Simon must certainly have told him about our conversation.

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