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Trivia About Innocent Erendira At the widower’s first attempt, Erendira shouted something inaudible and tried to get away. Never had such opulence been seen gathered together in that realm of poor people.

Cada c Reading Challenge 9. A band of brass-blowers was captivating Erendira’s clientele with a taciturn waltz. Erendira lay down on the bed but he remained trembling where he was: The grandmother felt her forehead and when she saw she had no fever, she tried to console her.

He had crossed gariel porch when his father’s voice surprised him: She had seen them sweat like tanned stevedores hauling water from the cistern, watering by hand a bold garden that other novices cultivated with hoes in order to plant vegetables in the flintstone of the desert. It was an effective deal. When Erendira and the widower went into the shed they had to hold on so as not to be knocked down by a gust of rain which left them soaked.

Innocent Erendira and Other Stories

The Dutchman stopped marqquez the small hotel in town and got out. We’ll cross over like smugglers,” Ulises said. That night, while his father was asleep, he climbed out the hotel window and went to stand in line in front of Erendira’s tent. Erendira didn’t change her expression. The Dutchman recognized them because they were from his birds, jnnocent out by the wind. She had so much to do that night came upon her without her realizing it, edendira when she put the dining room rug back in its place it was time to go to bed.


She recognized it on Pentecost Sunday itself, when she heard the rockets and the ringing of the bells and saw the miserable and merry crowd that was going to the festival, and she saw that among the crowds there were pregnant women with the veil and crown of a bride holding the arms of their casual mates, whom they would legitimize in the collective wedding.

Their voices could not be heard but their movements became clear in the roar of gabrisl squall. Ulises didn’t answer but he smiled in desolation. Among the last in the procession a boy passed, innocent of heart, with erednira Indian hair and dressed in rags, carrying an Easter candle with a silk bow in his hand. When she was convinced that she was dead her face suddenly acquired all the maturity of an older person which her twenty years of misfortune had not given her.

Innocent Erendira and Other Stories by Gabriel García Márquez

He was motionless, looking at Erendira in silence, watching her crack the eggs with a fixed expression of absolute disdain, as if he didn’t exist. Mzrquez there was no more on her plate she also ate what Ulises had turned down.

He had an unreal aura about him and he seemed to be visible in the shadows because of the very glow of his beauty. She ran to where Ulises was, hid next to him among the bushes, and with tight hearts they both watched the little blue flame that crept along the wick, crossed the dark space, and went into the tent. The grandmother was scandalized. Jan 21, Hend rated it really liked it Shelves: Ulises hid behind the bed again.

Erendirw raised the fruits to her eyes so that she could compare. Then the grandmother opened her eyes and looked at her with a placid smile.

His short stories are fables and allegories They laid two mats on the ground and slept as well as they had in the mansion until the sun opened holes in the ceiling and burned their faces. Ulises had wasted a whole afternoon trying to steal an orange from his father’s grove, because the older man wouldn’t take his eyes off him while they were pruning the sick trees, and his mother kept watch from the house.


She had eaten enough arsenic to exterminate a whole generation of rats. After an instant of reflection, he made a bundle of his clothing and shoes and left the bedroom.

Ulises’ mother was on the porch sitting back in a Viennese rocking chair with smoked leaves on her temples to relieve her headache, and her full-blooded-Indian look followed her son like a beam of invisible light to the most remote corners of the orange grove.

There was a cistern in the courtyard for the storage of water carried over many years from distant springs on the backs of Indians, and hitched to a ring on the cistern wall was a broken-down ostrich, the only feathered creature who could survive the torment of that accursed climate.

Suddenly Erendira, without the slightest quiver in her voice, asked: His wife was behind him with her beautiful Indian woman’s way of standing. With a parsimony that had something like sacred rigor about it, she was bathing her grandmother with water in which purifying herbs and aromatic leaves had been boiled, the latter clinging to the succulent back, the flowing metal-colored hair, and the powerful shoulders which were so mercilessly tattooed as to put sailors to shame.

Erendira left the room without making any noise and did the final chores of the night, still replying to the sleeping grandmother’s orders. He put the trunk with bones down carelessly among the singed furniture and held out his open hand to the grandmother.

She found him in the courtyard of his home, his chest bare, shooting with an army rifle at a dark and solitary cloud in the burning sky.

In the bedroom, which had been furnished with an excessive and somewhat demented taste, like the whole house, Erendira needed two more hours to get her grandmother ready.