Love in the Time of Cholera
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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...good condition as the sunken vessels. He said that there were severalcaravelles with their sails still intact, and that the sunken ships were visible even on thebottom, for it seemed as if they had sunk along with their own space and time, so thatthey were still illumined by the same eleven o'clock sun that was shining on Saturday,June 9, when they went down. Choking on the driving force of his imagination, he saidthat the easiest one to distinguish was the galleon San José, for its name could be seen onthe poop in gold letters, but it was also the ship most damaged by English artillery. Hesaid he had seen an octopus inside, more than three centuries old, whose tentaclesemerged through the openings in the cannon and who had grown to such a size in thedining room that one would have to destroy the ship to free him. He said he had seen thebody of the commander, dressed for battle and floating sideways inside the aquarium ofthe forecastle, and that if he had not dived down to the hold...
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