Mysterio do Natal

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Published: 1911
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 16,301 / 61 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 752
Added to site: 2010.12.24
mnybks.net#: 30002
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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s leitos dos corregos, em lodo secco, estalavam, fendiam-se em gretas fundas.

Um fio d'agua rastejava nos lugares que, antigamente, rios largos alagavam.

Das fontes restavam apenas as pedras calvas sobre areias torridas onde viboras esfusiavam, entaliscando-se ao rumor de passos.

De ponto em ponto uma cisterna funda offerecia ao caminhante a sua agua salobra.

Ás vezes o terebintho forte sombreava-a ou figueiras e mimosas formavam-lhe em torno um bosque ameno.

Mas os trilhos, arenosos e pedrentos, eram apenas habitados pelo cardo que esgalhava os ramos espinhosos, abertos em feridas, feios, disformes como aleijões. Não se ouvia cantar um passaro--só o gypaeto atravessava o espaço fulgurante ou grandes aguias hostis, pousadas no cabeço das penhas, devassavam os arredores buscando o que prear.

Maria offegava seguindo o esposo. A areia escaldava-lhe os pés mimosos, o sol abrazava-lhe a cabeça.

Caminhavam como

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