"And you, are you a thief?" "No, sir." Then he asked me my name. Scarcely had I uttered it when he made a gesture of astonishment. "Your name is Colombo?" "No, sir. My name is Procopio José Gomes Vallongo." Vallongo? He came to the conclusion that this was no Christian name and proposed thenceforth to call me simply Procopio. I replied that it should be just as he pleased.