The next day, he reached Santander in a driving rain. He deciden to write amusing letters to all of his friends, perhaps even try his hand at a travel sketch. That required a typewriter. The conserje at his hotel directed him to a store that rented typewriters. He went there and found a clerk who spoke perfect English.
“Cordle to Onion to Carrot” – Pág 333 – Store of the Worlds
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