Tormento

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Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 91,333 / 291 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,916
Added to site: 2010.03.02
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sco de Bringas y Caballero, oficial segundo de la Real Comisaría de los Santos Lugares, era en 1867 un excelente sujeto que confesaba cincuenta años. Todavía goza de días, que el Señor le conserve. Pero ya no es aquel hombre ágil y fuerte, aquel temperamento sociable, aquel decir ameno, aquella voluntad obsequiosa, aquella cortesanía servicial. Los que le tratamos entonces, apenas le reconocemos hoy cuando en la calle se nos aparece, dando el brazo a un criado, arrastrando los pies, hecho una curva, con media cara dentro de una bufanda, casi sin vista, tembloroso, baboso y tan torpe de palabra como de andadura. ¡Pobre señor! Diez y seis años ha se jactaba de poseer la mejor salud de su tiempo; desempeñaba su destino con puntualidad inverosímil en nuestras oficinas, y llevando sus asuntos domésticos con intachable régimen, cumplía como el primero en la familia y en la sociedad. No sabía lo que era una

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