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Exercises Level 3: Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1893-1921)

  La cruz del diablo (Devil's Cross)




 page 17

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  Renuncio a describir el efecto de esta agradable sorpresa. Ustedes se lo podrán figurar mejor que yo pintarlo, sólo con decirles que tornaba reclamando sus vendidos derechos, que si malo se fue, peor volvió; y si pobre y sin crédito se encontraba antes de partir a la guerra; ya no podía contar con más recursos que su despreocupación, su lanza y una media docena de aventureros tan desalmados y perdidos como su jefe.   I give up describing the effect of this agreeable surprise. You will be able to represent it better than I to paint it, only to say to them that it was returning claiming his sold rights, which if villain went away, worse it turned; and if poor person and without credit he was before dividing to the war; it could not already be provided with any more resources than his lack of concern, his spear and a twelfth average of adventurers so cruel and lost as his chief.

vocabulary    
  renunciar   = to resist
tornar = to turn
reclamar = to reclaim
no poder contar con más recursos = not to be able to count with anything else
la despreocupación = carelessness
el aventurero
= adventurer

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