Those that landed inside the chalk circle belonged to her. If one chanced to enter the gate of the heaven; it won for its owner a sultan´s treasure: two hours alone with her behind the curtain in absolute ectasy, seeking consolation for all past wants and dreams of the pleasures of paradise. They told, the men who had lived those two precious hours, that Hermelinda knew ancient love secrets and could lead a man to the threshold of death and bring him back transformed into a wise man.
Toad´s Mouth. The Sories of Eva Luna. Isabel Allende