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And from his dead body they chopped off the hands with the pianist's fingers and carried them by plane to La Paz for fingerprint corroboration. Then they hacked up the body and scattered the pieces over the selva, so that there could be no grave to attract people. But perhaps, if he did die smiling, it was because he was thinking that people can achieve things in death that they cannot achieve in life. Christianity might not exist if Christ had died on a high government pension. And now, holding the coffee cup in his unsevered hand and ruthlessly looking at me with his ungouged eyes, the comandante said: IIHunger-that's what turns people into revolutionaries.
It was during the capture of people that the word was born, that African word Juku. Fuku is not na'ive. Fuku is a taboo on a name that has brought misfortune. You use the name and trouble will followthat's the work of the name. Like the rust of retribution, fuku eats through shackles, and the first "FukuI" invoked here was on the bones of the Genoan who rotted with his sword at his side. No Dominicanpriest, tramp, shoemaker with nails in his mouth, drunkard from the tavernwould ever say out of superstition: "Cristobal Colon" or "Columbus.
For the hungry the only food is their kiss, fierce and desperate, and under their feet the quagmire squeaks like a thousand rats. . Oh, how terrible are the lullabies in walls made of Pepsi crates, where rat after rat creeps to gnaw at a child's throat, and their Pinochet whiskers 33 quiver: IITasty . tasty . A horrible river, flooding the roofs, rats, Comandante, rats. And they, standing on their back legs, gnaw through electric lamps like someone's little hopes. Polished rats to the right, to the left.
Almost at the End by Yevgeny Yevtushenko