Source text - English Somebody asked for the cigars. We had been talking for a long time and the conversation was beginning to languish. Unless someone said something interesting, the meeting would soon come to an end, and we, the guests, would go home to bed.
Nobody had said anything remarkable. Jones had told us about his hunting trip to Yorkshire, Mr Tompkins, of Boston , had given us a long explanation of how the Santa Fe Railroad was run, and Signor Tombola had tried to convince us that the recent unity of his country would end in political chaos.
Translation - Spanish Alguien preguntó por los puros. Habíamos estado platicando durante un largo rato y la conversación había comenzado a languidecer. A no ser que alguien dijera algo interesante, la reunión llegaría pronto a su fin y, nosotros los invitados nos iríamos a nuestras casas a dormir.
Nadie había dicho nada sorprendente. Jones nos había hablado sobre su expedición de caza a Yorkshire, el señor Tompkins, de Boston, nos había explicado al detalle cómo se gestionaba el ferrocarril de Santa Fe y el signor Tombola había intentado convencernos de que la reciente unidad política de su país acabaría en un caos político.
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