It was easy for Doctor Plarr to remember the first time he met Charley Fortnum. The meeting occurred a few weeks after he had arrived in the city from Buenos Aires. The Honorary Consul was exceedingly drunk, and he had lost the use of both legs. Doctor Plarr was making his way up to Bolivar when an elderly gentleman leant from the window of the Italian Club and called to him for help. 'The bloody waiter's gone home,' he explained, speaking in English.
- From The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene