The servant arrives in terror at his master's house.
"Sir," he says, "I have seen Death in the market and it has given me a signal of threat.
The master gives him a horse and money, and says:
-Huy to Samarra.
The servant flees.
That afternoon, early, the Lord finds Death in the market.
"You did a threat to my servant this morning," he says.
"It was not a threat," says Death, "but of surprise. Because I saw him there, so far from Samarra, and this afternoon I have to pick him up there.
Gabriel García Márquez