„The landlord crossed himself when they checked in, but an English ten-pound note for a week’s lodging overcame whatever superstitious misgivings the man may have had.“

—  Tim Powers, libro The Stress of Her Regard

Origine: The Stress of Her Regard (1989), Chapter 17 (p. 285)

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