August 29, 1988 |
Valentin Quispe, an old Indian soothsayer in a blue knit cap and a green corduroy jacket, studied a scattering of coca leaves on the wool cloth at his knees and told a client, a young man, that his marriage was in trouble. "You and your woman may separate," Quispe said. "You have problems. Fight too much." The young man asked if there was another woman in his future. Quispe scattered some more coca leaves and paused. "Yes," he answered. "You will have luck with the other woman."