June 18, 2010

"... tell her just how much we needed ..."

Another sentence from Don Quijote, this one from a story-within-a-story that appears in Volume 1, Chapter 40, page 277, of Burton Raffel's translation:
"I promised once again that I would marry her; thereafter, at various times ... she employed the stick and handkerchief to give us two thousand gold doubloons, plus a letter in which she explained that ... Friday she'd be leaving for her father's summer estate, and if she were able, before then, she'd give us more money, and if we we didn't have enough we should let her know, and tell her just how much we needed, for her father was so exceedingly rich that he wouldn't miss it, and, what's more, the keys to everything were in her hands."

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