By Henri Charriere
The sensational sequel to 'Papillon'. 'Banco' maintains the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed Papillon - in Venezuela, the place he has eventually gained his freedom after 13 years of get away and imprisonment. regardless of his get to the bottom of to develop into a good guy, Charriere is quickly interested by 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 makes a decision to jot down the publication that brings his overseas status.
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When I don't make love I feel really ill, although I'm already twenty-two. They are only sixteen and seventeen, so just think what it must be for them. " She told me, just as Jose had done, that the daughters of the ordinary people loved just to be loved. They gave themselves to the man they liked spontaneously, wholly, without asking any thing in exchange except the thrill. "I understand you, poppet. I'm willing as the next man to make love for love's sake. Only you tell your friends that an affair doesn't bind me in any way at all.
After everything that had j ust hap pened, he no longer really knew what he was doing. He brought out a switchblade he had bought for the army and shoved it into the pig's chest. He was arrested, and twelve 'qualified' j urymen condemned him to death. He was reprieved by the President of the Republic and sent to the penal settlement. "Well now, Papillon, he escaped and at present he's l iving at Cumana, a fair-sized port. He's a shoemaker, he's married, and he has nine children, all well cared for and all going to school.
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. Yet I wasn't entirely at peace with myself. I had to make my money some other way than stealing it, fair enough ; but still I had to get enough to go to Paris and hand in my bill. And that was going to cost me a pretty penny. Boom-bom, boom-bom, boom-bom: all the time my pumps sucked up the water that flowed into the galleries. It was hotter The Mine JJ than ever. Every day I spent eight hours down there in the bowels of the mine.
Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillon by Henri Charriere