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Sierva is the twelve-year-old daughter of the Marquis and his wife Bernarda.
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The novel begins with the report of the emptying of the crypts at the Convent of Santa Clara. This is where a skull is found of a twelve-year-old girl with a huge amount of copper colored hair growing out of it. The author remembers the legend of the twelve-year-old girl from two hundred years ago who died of rabies. The scene then shifts to a city in colonial New Grenada, in what is now Columbia.
Sierva is the twelve-year-old girl, and is going to the market on her birthday. She is slightly bitten on the ankle by a dog that is later found to be infected with rabies. Sierva is being raised by the women of the slave quarter in the house of her father, the Marquis.
She is wild and difficult to deal with in any case. The news slowly circulates that several of the other people who are bitten have died of rabies, which is always fatal. The Marquis, Sierva's father consults with Dr. Abrenuncio, who says that since the girl was only lightly bitten on the leg, she may never develop rabies. The girl seems to be all right and her father becomes closer to her. Then one day Sierva develops a slight fever.
The Marquis panics and sends her to all sorts of quacks and faith healers who give her treatments that are painful and torturous.
The local Bishop hears of this spectacle and sends for the Marquis. The Bishop asks that the girl be brought to the convent of Santa Clara for an exorcism, since sometimes demons take over a person under the cover of a disease. The weak Marquis cannot consult with his wife Bernarda, who is on drugs, and decides to submit to this decision.
Sierva is surrendered to the convent. After singing with the convent slaves, Sierva is arrested and thrown in the convent prison. The Abbess declares that Sierva is possessed by demons. Sierva suffers various assaults and screams and fights. This is used as evidence against Sierva that she is possessed by demons.
The Bishop appoints his confidant, Father Cayetano Delaura, to be the exorcist of the girl. Father Cayetano is a thirty-six-year-old priest who is the Bishop's librarian. Cayetano becomes fascinated with the girl, Sierva, and then falls in love with her. Cayetano becomes friendly with Sierva and tries to have her freed, but the Bishop refuses. Cayetano talks to the Marquis and to Dr. Abrenuncio, suspected of being an atheist, about how to free Sierva from the convent.
Cayetano then goes to the girl. When he is attacked by Sierva, he flees in a state of love and terror. Cayetano tells the Bishop what has happened to him, and Cayetano is stripped of his privileges and sent to work in a lepers' hospital. Cayetano finds a way to sneak into the convent at night through a tunnel to see Sierva, and he comes back many nights. They secretly kiss, fall in love, and plan to marry. Then, this is interrupted when the exorcism of Sierva begins.
Sierva is tied up and subjected to harsh treatment at the hands of the Bishop. Sierva screams and acts the part of one possessed. The next day a friendly part-African priest is assigned to exorcise her, but then he mysteriously dies. The other prisoner, Martina Laborde, sees Cayetano coming and going through the tunnel and uses it to escape. The convent authorities discover the tunnel and seal it. Now Sierva is subjected to a harsh exorcism and there is no one to comfort her.
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The novel begins with the report of the emptying of the crypts at the Convent of Santa Clara. This is where a skull is found of a twelve-year-old girl with a huge amount of copper colored hair growing out of it. The author remembers the legend of the twelve-year-old girl from two hundred years ago who died of rabies. The scene then shifts to a city in colonial New Grenada, in what is now Columbia. Sierva is the twelve-year-old girl, and is going to the market on her birthday. She is slightly bitten on the ankle by a dog that is later found to be infected with rabies.
Assuming that she is infected by evil, priests have her sent to a commune to be cured. Written in the form of an enchantingly beautiful prose, Of Love and Other Demons belongs to the genre of magical realism. Of Love and Other Demons is set in a South American seaport in the colonial era, a time of viceroys and bishops, enlightened men and Inquisitors, saints and lepers and pirates. I, who am so fond of such things, would list friendship and charity as other demons too. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Published in four parts by the newspaper "El Universal", in Caracas, on May 12, 19 and 26 as well as June 2 and 9 of
Look Inside. On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria — the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport — is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold. A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister.
He sighed: "You cannot imagine how well the hat suited her. He attempted a timid defense: "Abrenuncio has a loose tongue, but in all humility I believe there is a good distance between that and heresy. She found out almost by accident one night when she saw Dulce Olivia sweeping and straightening the house and thought she was one of her hallucinations. Together they had reviewed histories of possession and the chronicles of saints who had performed exorcisms.
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Да-да. - Сеньор, у нас нет рыжеволосых. У нас только настоящие андалузские красавицы. - Рыжие волосы, - повторил Беккер, понимая, как глупо выглядит. - Простите, у нас нет ни одной рыжеволосой, но если вы… - Ее зовут Капля Росы, - сказал Беккер, отлично сознавая, что это звучит совсем уж абсурдно. Это странное имя, по-видимому, не вызвало у женщины каких-либо ассоциаций. Она извинилась, предположила, что Беккер перепутал агентство, и, наконец, положила трубку.
Если бы я действовал по обычным каналам и кто-то узнал… - И Дэвид Беккер единственный, кто не связан с государственной службой. - Разумеется, не единственный. Но сегодня в шесть часов утра события стали разворачиваться стремительно. Дэвид говорит по-испански, он умен, ему можно доверять, к тому же я подумал, что оказываю ему услугу. - Услугу? - бурно отреагировала Сьюзан. - Послать его в Испанию значит оказать услугу.
Вы сейчас же отпустите мисс Флетчер, или я вызову службу безопасности и засажу вас в тюрьму до конца ваших дней. - Вы этого не сделаете, - как ни в чем не бывало сказал Хейл. - Вызов агентов безопасности разрушит все ваши планы. Я им все расскажу. - Хейл выдержал паузу.
- Он умер от разрыва сердца.
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