By Henri Charriere
The sensational sequel to 'Papillon'. 'Banco' keeps the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed Papillon - in Venezuela, the place he has eventually gained his freedom after 13 years of break out and imprisonment. regardless of his unravel to develop into a good guy, Charriere is quickly enthusiastic 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 until eventually an earthquake ruins him in 1967 - whilst he comes to a decision to jot down the publication that brings his overseas popularity.
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Yes. But Jojo, he's very d ever. " "I see. So it's the other man who's in danger; not him. 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.
Eighteen bolivars a day. " " I bet you want to head for Caracas and take up your old life again. " "You're right: that's just what I want t o do. " "But Caracas, it's the big city; s o trying t o pull off anything there means a hell of a risk. " "I've got a long bill for the bastards who sent me down-the pigs, the witnesses, the prosecutor. A fourteen-year stretch for a crime I never committed : the islands, whatever you may think of them, and solitary at Saint-Joseph, where I went through the most horrible tortures the system could think up.
Then the gold was collected, melted into bars, carefully checked for 24-carat purity and put into a strictly 19 20 BANCO guarded store. But who did the guarding? I still can't get: over it. Simon, no less, the crook who had made his break from the penal colony with Big Charlot. When my work was over, I went to gaze at the sight. I went to the store and stared at the huge pile of gold ingots neatly lined up by Simon, the ex-convict. Not even a strongroom, just a con crete storehouse with walls no thicker than usual, and a wooden door.
Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillon by Henri Charriere