"I only have a month left, perhaps two, with luck. One of us has to get out of here, Julián. You have more going for you than I do. I don't know whether you'll find Penélope. But Nuria is waiting for you."
"Nuria is your wife."
"Remember the deal we made. The day I die, all that was once mine will be yours..."
"...except your dreams."
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For years I've been fleeing without knowing what from. I thought that if I ran further than the horizon, the shadows of the past would move out of my way. I thought that if I put in enough distance, the voices in my mind could be silenced for ever. I returned at last to the secret beach facing the Mediterranean. Beyond it stood the chapel of Sant Elm, always keeping watch from afar. I found...
'I was in no mood for pleasantries. I asked him what Cain had demanded in exchange for making his wish come true. Fleischmann, his face distorted by fear and shame, sank to his knees in front of me, crying and begging for my help. I ignored his tears, insisting on an answer to my question. What had he promised Dr Cain in exchange for his services?
'"My firstborn son," he replied. "I promised...
Roland was looking at him without saying a word. He had saved his life. Max knew that the look in those eyes, full of despair and gratitude, would remain with him forever.
Sheere felt the cold touch of snow on her cheeks and opened her eyes. Her brother Ben was cradling her, gently stroking her face.
'What's this, Ben?'
'It's snow,' he replied. 'It's snowing over Calcutta.'
The girl's face lit up for a moment.
'Have I ever told you what my dream is?'
'To see snow fall over London,' said Ben. 'I remember. Next year we'll go there together. We'll visit Ian. He'll...
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