By Colin Cotterill
A blind retired dentist has been run down through a logging truck in the street in Vientiane simply contrary the submit place of work. His physique is duly brought to the morgue of Dr. Siri Paiboun, the respectable and basically coroner of Laos. on the age of seventy-four, Dr. Siri is simply too previous to be in awe of the hot communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. He identifies the corpse, helped through the letter within the man's pocket. yet first he needs to decipher it; it truly is written in code and invisible ink. The dentist's widow explains that the enigmatic letters and numbers describe chess strikes, yet they're in contrast to any chess symbols Siri has formerly encountered. With assistance from his previous buddy, Civilai, now a senior member of the Laos politburo; Nurse Dtui ("Fatty"); Phosy, a police officer; and Aunt Bpoo, a transvestite fortune-teller, Dr. Siri solves the secret of the observe and foils a plot to overthrow the govt of Laos.
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9. Oh sagrado mar de España, famosa playa serena, teatro donde se han hecho cien mil navales tragedias! “Pues eres tú el mismo mar que con tus crescientes besas las murallas de mi patria, coronadas y soberbias, “tráeme nuevas de mi esposa, y dime si han sido ciertas las lágrimas y suspiros que me dice por sus letras; “porque si es verdad que llora mi captiverio en tu arena, bien puedes al mar del Sur vencer en lucientes perlas. “Dame ya, sagrado mar, a mis demandas respuesta, que bien puedes, si es verdad que las aguas tienen lengua; “pero, pues no me respondes, sin duda alguna que es muerta, aunque no lo debe ser, pues que vivo yo en su ausencia.
The shields it was that gave the silent watchers warning, the watchers lit the ﬁres, the ﬁres set the bells tolling, and the bells aroused the lover, who lying in his lady’s arms heard the martial clamor of the trumpets and the drums. If honor pricks him on, love applies the brake; not to go is cowardly, yet loyalty holds him back. She hangs about his neck as he reaches for his sword; and amid tears and sighs she speaks these bitter words: [ 43 ] “Salid al campo, señor, bañen mis ojos la cama; que ella me será también, sin vos, campo de batalla.
Romance (1587) Hanme dicho, hermanas, que tenéis cosquillas de ver al que hizo a Hermana Marica.
Anarchy and Old Dogs (Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 4) by Colin Cotterill