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ISBN-13: 9788426412300

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Ya es suficiente desgracia ser así, una atracción de feria. Y no lo es menos que me ocurran estas cosas a menudo. Pero tener que explicarlo, ver cómo todos dramatizan y te abruman con reproches, como si yo pudiera hacer algo... —No se me había ocurrido verlo de ese modo. 15 —Me ayudará, ¿verdad? —Igual que me ha ayudado usted, ¿no? —¿Cómo le he ayudado yo, Duke? —Tratándome como a un ser humano. —Todo el mundo es humano. —Pero no todo el mundo lo tiene presente. Usted y sus hermanos me han alegrado un día bastante duro.

Y por qué no? Mido metro ochenta y tres, soy fuerte como un toro y peso setenta y siete kilos. Un semipesado puro. Y en el ejército ayuda. A conseguir lo que quieras. —¿En el ejército? ¿Dónde? —En Alemania. Le conté el tiempo que serví, que ascendí a sargento técnico y que me licencié honorablemente. Proseguí hablándole de mi infancia en Nevada, del accidente de automóvil en el que murieron mis padres y de que me crió mi abuela. Me preguntó si ella aún vivía y le respondí que no, y él pareció perder el hilo.

Mientras su marido iba por delante, ella me dijo por lo bajo que en St Mary, en el aserradero de su padre, se topó con la alambrada de espino... �que, por supuesto, no iba una a pensar que estaba allí». Una explicación que, al llegar al árbol, me indujo a indicarles que no se acercasen, mientras yo atizaba el tocón con una barra de hierro para desprender los trozos que estaban al rojo y reducirlos a ascuas. Luego dimos un paseo. Él miraba la casa, que resplandecía en la noche, y los caparazones de la rampa de acceso, que brillaban.

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