“You’re not telling us you’ve sold La Caledonia?”

Don Alejandro answered serenely:

“I have. Not an inch of land remains of what was mine, but my ruin cannot be said to pain me because now I understand. We may never see each other again, because we no longer need the Congress, but this last night we shall all go out to contemplate the Congress.”

from J.L. Borges, “The Congress”

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