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

  La cruz del diablo (Devil's Cross)




 page 62

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  Los martillos caían resonando con un espantoso estruendo sobre el yunque, al que veinte trabajadores vigorosos sujetaban las barras del hirviente metal, que palpitaba y gemía al sentir los golpes.
Ya se extendían los brazos del signo de nuestra redención, ya comenzaba a formarse la cabecera, cuando la diabólica y encendida masa se retorcía de nuevo como en una convulsión espantosa, y rodeándose al cuerpo de los desgraciados que pugnaban por desasirse de sus brazos de muerte, se enroscaba en anillas como una culebra o se contraía en zigzag como un relámpago.
 

The hammers were falling down resounding with a frightful din on the anvil, to which twenty vigorous workpeople were holding the bars of the boiling metal, which was fluttering and wailing on having felt the blows.
There were already spreading the arms of the sign of our redemption, either one began to form the head, when the diabolical and burning mass was writhing again like in a frightful convulsion, and surrounding itself to the body of the poor wretches who were fighting for desasirse of his arms of death, it was winding in rings as a snake or was contracting in zigzag as a lightning.


vocabulary  
 
el yunque
palpitar
gemir
la redención
la cabecera
la convulsión
desasir
enroscarse
 
= ambos
= to knock
= to groan
= salvation
= header piece
= convulsion
= to let go
= to wind

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