La condenada

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Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 39,303 / 130 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 2,269
Added to site: 2009.01.08
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ias y jazmines; todo cosas útiles que daban dinero y eran apreciadas por los tontos de la ciudad.

El viejo, insensible a las bellezas de su huerto, sólo ansiaba la cantidad. Quería segar, las flores en gavillas, como si fuesen hierba; cargar carros enteros de frutas delicadas; y este anhelo de viejo avaro e insaciable martirizaba a la pobre Borda, que, apenas descansaba un momento, vencida por la tos, oía amenazas o recibía como brutal advertencia un terronazo en los hombros.

Las vecinas de los inmediatos huertos protestaban. Estaba matando a la chica; cada vez tosía más. Pero el viejo contestaba siempre lo mismo. Había que trabajar mucho; el amo no atendía razones en San Juan y en Navidad, cuando correspondía entregarle las pagas del arrendamiento. Si la chica tosía era por vicio, pues no la faltaban su libra de pan y su rinconcito en la cazuela de arroz; algunos días hasta comía golosinas: morci

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