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By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Contains Leaf Storm, The Handsomest Drowned guy within the World, A Very outdated guy With huge, immense Wings, Blacaman the Good, Vendor of Miracles, The final Voyage of the Ghost Ship, Monologue of Isabel observing It Rain in Macondo, Nabo

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I didn’t say whatever then. in the back of the hawthorns, he was once the one that started to circulation. Sitting at the leaves, i may listen the sound of alternative lifeless leaves lower than his ft from the place he used to be. Then he used to be silent back, as though he’d long past away. Then he breathed deeply and requested: ‘What did you are saying? ’ I informed him back: ‘There’s just one swallow this afternoon. ’ And whereas i used to be announcing it I observed the curved wing tracing circles within the sky of great blue. ‘He’s flying high,’ I stated. Abraham answered right now: ‘Ah, definite, in fact. That needs to be why then. ’ He got here out from in the back of the hawthorns, buttoning up his pants. He seemed up towards the place the swallow used to be nonetheless tracing circles, and, nonetheless no longer me, he stated: ‘What have been you telling me some time again in regards to the swallows? ’ That held us up. once we obtained again the lighting on the town have been on. I bumped into the home and at the veranda I got here at the fats, blind ladies with the twins of Saint Jerome who each Tuesday have come to sing for my grandfather in view that sooner than i used to be born, in line with what my mom says. All evening i used to be pondering that this present day we’d get out of faculty back and visit the river, yet no longer with Gilberto and Tobías. i would like to head by myself with Abraham, to determine the shine of his belly while he dives and is derived up back like a steel fish. All evening lengthy I’ve desired to return with him, on my own within the darkness of the fairway tunnel, to sweep his thigh as we stroll alongside. each time I do this i think as though somebody is biting me with delicate nibbles and my pores and skin creeps. If this guy who’s come to speak to my grandfather within the different room comes again in a short while possibly we will be able to be domestic ahead of 4 o’clock. Then I’ll visit the river with Abraham. He stayed directly to dwell at our apartment. He occupied one of many rooms off the veranda, the one who opens onto the road, simply because i assumed it might be handy, for I knew guy of his variety wouldn’t be cozy within the small inn on the town. He positioned an indication at the door (it used to be nonetheless there until eventually many years in the past after they whitewashed the home, written in pencil in his personal hand), and at the following week we needed to usher in new chairs to maintain the calls for of his various sufferers. After he gave me the letter from Colonel Aureliano Buendía, our dialog within the place of work went on goodbye that Adelaida had no doubts yet that it was once a question of a few excessive army reliable on an immense project, and he or she set the desk as though for a vacation. We spoke approximately Colonel Buendía, his untimely daughter, and his wild firstborn son. The dialog had no longer long gone on too lengthy whilst I collected that the fellow knew the Intendant-General fairly good and that he had sufficient regard for him to warrant his self assurance. whilst Meme got here to inform us that dinner used to be served, i presumed that my spouse had improvised a few issues with a purpose to look after the newcomer. yet a much cry from improvisation used to be that superb desk served at the new fabric, at the chinaware destined solely for family members dinners on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Adelaida used to be solemnly sitting up immediately at one finish of the desk in a velvet costume closed as much as the neck, the one who she wore prior to our marriage to take care of relatives enterprise within the urban.

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