Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of my all-time favorite writers. I feel spiritual when reading his words, even though they're translated. I wish desperately that I could read it in its original language. I already feel like I'm going to church when I read him; imagine if I could read it in the original.
I wish I had only offered you a sovereign instead of ten pounds. Give me back nine pounds, Jane; I’ve a use for it. ' 'And so have I, sir,' I returned, putting my hands and my purse behind me. 'I could not spare the money on any account. ' 'Little niggard!' said he, 'refusing me a pecuniary request! Give me five pounds, Jane. ' 'Not five shillings, sir; nor five pence. ' 'Just let me look at the cash. ' 'No, sir; you are not to be trusted.