Pedro Antonio de Alarcon

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Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza (1833-1891) was a nineteenth century Spanish novelist, author of the novel El Sombrero de Tres Picos ('The Three-Cornered Hat', 1874). The story is an adaptation of a popular tradition and provides a lively picture of village life in Alarcón's native region of Andalusia. Alarcón wrote another popular short novel, El capitán Veneno ('Captain Poison', 1881). He ... more »

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El Secreto

'_iYo no quiero morirme!_'
--Dice la nina,
Tendiendo hacia su madre
Dos manecitas
Calenturientas,
Cual dos blancos jazmines
Que el viento seca...
Un silencio de muerte
La madre guarda...
iAy! isi hablara, vertiera
Mares de lagrimas!
Besa a la nina,
iY aun le fingen sus labios
Una sonrisa!
Del cuello de la madre
La hija se cuelga
Y, pegada a su oido,
Palida y tremula,
Con sordo acento,
Dicele horrorizada:
--'_Oye un secreto:_
_?Sabes por que a morirme
Le temo tanto?
Porque luego me llevan,
Toda de blanco,
Al ...

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