La gloria de don Ramiro

una vida en tiempos de Felipe segundo

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Author: Enrique Larreta
Published: 1903
Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 96,894 / 309 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 934
Added to site: 2009.09.07
mnybks.net#: 25210
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ó bruscamente, y, una mañana lluviosa de octubre, la carroza de hule verdusco, sin cascabel ni sonaja en las colleras, penetró en la ciudad, por la Puerta del Mercado Grande, como una hora después de la salida del sol.

Desde entonces el padre y la hija llevaron en Avila una vida de misterio, saliendo sólo muy de mañana, en sillas cubiertas, para asistir, cada cual por su lado, a la misa de alba, en alguna de las iglesias vecinas.

El antiguo solar en que se alojaron, y que junto con trescientas fanegas de tierra, en el Valle-Amblés, heredó el hidalgo de su mujer doña Brianda del Aguila, estaba situado sobre una plazuela, a pocos pasos de la Puerta de la Mala Ventura.

Cuadrado torreón de sillería se levantaba en el ángulo sudeste, recortando sobre el cielo su imponente corona de matacanes y morunas almenas. Era una mole altanera y fosca, manchada a trechos de una costra rojiza semejante a la herrumbre. Estre

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