BLACK TRUFFLE UNIVERSE & UNIVERSO TRUFA
The Truffle. «The Black Diamond». The hidden treasure.
“That was so; he was the richest jeweller in England; but his nose, which was long and flexible, like an elephant’s trunk, seemed to say by its curious quiver at the nostrils (but it seemed as if the whole nose quivered, not only the nostrils) that he was not satisfied yet; still smelt something under the ground a little further off. Imagine a giant hog in a pasture rich with truffles; after unearthing this truffle and that, still it smells a bigger, a blacker truffle under the ground further off. So Oliver snuffed always in the rich earth of Mayfair another truffle, a blacker, a bigger further off.”
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) English feminist narrator
Brief excerpt from The Duchess and the Jeweller