By Henri Charriere
The sensational sequel to 'Papillon'. 'Banco' maintains the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed Papillon - in Venezuela, the place he has eventually received his freedom after 13 years of break out and imprisonment. regardless of his get to the bottom of to develop into a decent guy, Charriere is quickly considering 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 - while he comes to a decision to write down the publication that brings his foreign popularity.
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Here the government is gen erous : this is the only country in the world where you can burrow wherever you l ike for go1 d or diamonds. There's only one thing: no machinery alJ owed. AH they let you use is shovel, pickax and sieve. " "And where's this genuine E l Dorado? " Jojo La Passe 41 "A good way off. A good way off in the bush. " "Well, Papillon, it's the only way of getting hold of a fat sack of dough. You find just one bomb and there you are, a wealthy man-a man who has women that smoke and fart in silk.
The splendid sun was high in the sky when it saw Maria wake 30 BANCO up. I brought her coffee in bed. There was a question already on my lips. " "My sisters knew I was coming here, so my father must have known an hour later. " "No, dear. I told you I didn't want to set up house, but sending you away is something else again. " It was dose to twelve and I had to leave for the mine. Maria decided to hitch a lift home in a truck and come back in the evening. "Hey there," Charlot said. He was standing in the door of his room, wearing pajamas ; and he spoke to me in French.
To see the bill is paid, I have to go back to France; and for that I need a lot of money. " "And do you think you're the only one of us with an account to settle? Just you listen to the story of a boy I know. George Dubois is his name. A kid from the slums of La Villette-akohoHc father, often locked up with the dt's, the mother with six chil dren: she was so poor she went around the North African bars looking for customers. Jojo, they caned him; and he'd been going from one reformatory to the next since he was eight.
Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillon by Henri Charriere