An elegant ending

‘Till the end, he cultivated the art of dressing finely

La llamita Carretera arequipa a Puno, Perú
The baby llama
Highway from Arequipa to Puno, Peru

So, it was not a surprise that when he was detained on his way to the beautiful river port of Honda, this illuminated master of the occult sciences had discarded his British accent and adopted a most convincing German one. The blonde hair had transformed itself into a reddish kind and he wore an eyepiece, while he had never worn one, during all his stay in Bogota..

El altiplano Carretera de Arequipa a Puno, Perú
The highland
Highway from Arequipa to Puno, Peru

Happily, the port authorities did not fall for his tricks, and he was duly arrested. Next morning, he was taken to Bogota, with his eyepiece and his accent that was as false as the colour of his hair. There, he resided for many years as a guest of the State Penitentiary System and he wrote his memoirs, splattered with lies as long as the years that he spent in prison.

La ribera Carretera de Arequipa a Puno, Perú
The shores
Highway from  Arequipa to Puno, Peru

In the end, they found him one morning, as he was hanging from a rope in someone else’s cell. There are those that affirm that it was the spirits who grew tired of his using them for his own personal motives and took their revenge. Others do not agree. They propose that this ambassador from the other side, had a very mundane encounter with one of his fellow prisoners. The opinions may vary, but the truth of the matter is that the rope contained thirty and one perfectly well tied knots, and if that were not enough, on the occasion, he was wearing his favorite tie.

This was but one of the many spiritual experiences with which Felipe grew up during his childhood and later youth.

En el camino Carretera de Arequipa a Puno, Perú
The road
Highway from Arequipa to Puno, Peru


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