La desheredada

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Published: 1881
Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 154,597 / 500 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 2,681
Added to site: 2008.07.03
mnybks.net#: 21414
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porque el yeso, cayéndose, y la lluvia, manchando, habían bosquejado allí mil figuras faraónicas.

Cuando Rufete se cansaba de andar, sentábase. Tenía mucho que hacer, despachar mil asuntos, oír a una turba de secretarios, generales, arzobispos, archipámpanos, y después..., ¡ah!, después tenía que echar miles de firmas, millones, billones, cuatrillones de firmas. Se sentaba en el suelo, cruzaba los brazos sobre las rodillas, hundía la cara entre las manos, y así pasaba algunas horas oyendo el sordo incesante resbalar del mercurio dentro de su cabeza. En aquella situación, el infeliz contaba los ciento sesenta y siete millones de pesetas. Esto era fácil, sí, muy fácil; lo terrible era el pico de aquella suma. ¿Por qué se escapaban las cifras, huyendo y desapareciendo en menudas partículas del metal líquido por los intersticios del tul del pensamiento? E

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