La copa de Verlaine

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Author: Emilio Carrère
Published: 1918
Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 24,816 / 85 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 696
Added to site: 2007.10.30
mnybks.net#: 18770
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la el cuerpo de la bella desconocida.

Tenía la fiebre de la lectura. Leía acostado doce horas de un tirón, y encontró un modo extravagante de alumbrado: ponía en equilibrio sobre su cabeza una gran palmatoria de cobre, que iluminaba perfectamente las páginas; pero, a veces, se dormía y la palmatoria rodaba por la cama, con grave peligro de incendio.

Acaso bebía un poco o se entregaba al opio; lo cierto es que sus extravagancias se hicieron muy frecuentes. Hubo que llamar al médico, cosa que indignó mucho a Nerval, que no comprendía la ingerencia de la ciencia total, porque un día se paseó por el Palais Royal, llevando tras sí un cangrejo sujeto por un largo cordón azul. «¿Acaso--decía--un cangrejo es más ridículo que un pato, que una gacela, que un león o que cualquier otro animal de que pueda uno hacerse seguir? A mí me gustan los cangrejos por

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