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By Carlos Fuentes

Felipe Montero is hired in the home of an elderly widow to edit her deceased husband's memoirs. There Felipe meets her appealing green-eyed niece, charisma. His ardour for charisma and his sluggish discovery of the real dating among the younger lady and her aunt propel the tale to its outstanding end.

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15] The flamboyant dictatorship established in France by Napoleon III between 1852 and 1870. " [19] "You know how to dress so well, my sweet Consuelo, always draped in green velvet, green like your eyes. " [21] Eugenia de Montijo (1826-1920) was the wife of Napoleon III. [22] The war declared by Napoleon III in 1870 which ended in the defeat of France and the fall of the Second Empire. [23] Georges Ernest Jean Marie Boulanger (1837-1891), the French general who tried unsuccessfully to seize control of the government in 1889.

Perhaps not yet. I'm under contract. But as soon as I can finish the work, then . " "Ah, yes. But she's going to be out all day. " "I'll wait for you this evening in my aunt's bedroom. " You put on your shirt and coat and follow the sound of the bell calling you to the dining room. In the parlor the widow Llorente comes toward you, bent over, leaning on a knobby cane; she's dressed in an old white gown with a stained and tattered gauze veil. She goes by without looking at you, blowing her nose into a handkerchief, blowing her nose and spitting.

But while you're drying yourself, you remember the old lady and the girl as they smiled at you before leaving the room arm in arm; you recall that whenever they're together they always do the same things: they embrace, smile, eat, speak, enter, leave, at the same time, as if one were imitating the other, as if the will of one depended on the existence of the other . . You cut yourself lightly on one cheek as you think of these things while you shave; you make an effort to get control of yourself.

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