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For the shoppers, there's the inevitable trip to Hannsi, the giant Venezuelan folk-art emporium of all things knick-knackery.
Inside, she found the kind of office that was not so much decorated as accumulated: the hundreds of books, most of which Were leather editions stuffed with handwritten notes on yellowing paper, which sat stacked four-deep on institutional-design metal shelves, had to compete against a lifetime's sediment of beloved knick-knackery for every inch of shelf space.
On it the concierge was hoisting trunks, and into it was being heaped a promiscuous variety of knick-knackery and wearing apparel.
Here at our establishment, though, we do have a great big uproarious gang of servants, and knick-knackery and jewellery and clothes and silver plate lying about. ibi si perierit quippiam -- quod te scio facile abstinere posse, si nihil obviam est -- dicant: coqui abstulerunt, comprehendite, vincite, verberate, in puteum condite. horum tibi istic nihil eveniet: quippe qui ubi quid subripias nihil est. sequere hac me.
I rather fancy not -- they tell me he's as savage as an Arab about knick-knackery nowadays.
(population: a few hundred frozen Germans, and us) we are, therefore, sitting in a one-roomed pub, advertised by a gigantic wooden herring outside, and crammed inside with Dutch and German and English nautical knick-knackery.
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