If you, sir, have anything to give us, give it to us at once, and God speed you, for you are becoming tiresome with all this inquisitiveness about the lives of others; if you want to know about mine, let me tell you I am Gines de Pasamonte, whose life is written by these fingers.
And I mean to take it out of pawn," said Gines, "though it were in for two hundred ducats.
So good is it," replied Gines, "that a fig for 'Lazarillo de Tormes,' and all of that kind that have been written, or shall be written compared with it: all I will say about it is that it deals with facts, and facts so neat and diverting that no lies could match them.
The 'Life of Gines de Pasamonte,'" replied the subject of it.
And an unfortunate one," replied Gines, "for misfortune always persecutes good wit.