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So long, and thanks for all the fish !

The Tailor Of Panama – John le Carre

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  • ‘Today, if anybody pulled a gun in a traffic jam he would be met with a fusillade from every car’
    • – ‘Peppermint?

    – Thank you, Ramón

    – ‘Why are you paying a lawyer so much money?’

    – ‘He said we was going to bribe the judge, Ramón’

    – ‘But why did the judge postpone the hearing if your lawyer bribed him?’

    – ‘It was a different judge by then, Ramón. A new judge was appointed after the election and the bribe     wasn’t transferable from the old one to the new one, you see. Now the new judge is marking time to       see which side comes up with the best offer. The clerk says the new judge has got more integity than     the old one, so naturally he’s more expensive.’

    – ‘Why don’t you bribe someone at the Ministry of Agricultural Development?’

    – ‘We did try, Ramón, but they’re high minded, you see. They say the other side has already bribed           them and it wouldn’t be ethical for them to switch allegiance.’

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