Thursday, April 16, 2009

Butterfly tattoo

Papillon by Henri Charriere
Selling at RM25
Retails at RM49.90
Condition: Pre-loved MINT CONDITION

My thoughts

I don't belong here, I'm only visiting - Papillon's reply to whoever asking him why he has always been trying to escape prison. An intriguing read.


Henri Charrière, called Papillon, for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 for a murder he did not commit. When he was sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, one thought obsessed him: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, Papillon was eventually sent to the notorious prison, Devil's Island, a place from which no one had ever escaped -- that was, until Papillon. His escape, described in breathless detail, was one of the most incredible tests of human cunning, will, and endurance.