This cracked old bell hangs in a ruined cathedral in the earthquake shaken city of Cartago. It appears in the telling of my story – Tamarindo; Crooked Times in Costa Rica. The book is selling on the lulu website at $26.99
As the story goes …
The last Simone saw she was thrashing a flinching Nicaraguan who’d come to pray for the health of his fellow workers.
“Good on you old lady,” Simone shouted approvingly. “I bet he friends with that red hair monkey.”
Simone found Talbot at Las Ruinas, skulking beneath its bell.
Symbolically both the ruined cathedral and the bell are representative of something other than their actual physical presence. Cartago was the old Costa Rican capital before San Jose captured the title in a battle in a nearby mountain pass.