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The child jumped up, embraced the cage which was almost as big as he was, and stood looking at Tarxe through the wirework without ka what to say. On the inside terrace, where they put the table on hot days, there were many flowerpots and two cages with canaries. Only to you would it occur to contract with a minor. Superburguesas Book Trailer https: Students were engaged because they could see exactly what was new, yet they were able to follow the story easily. There were a lot of people in the dining room.

La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar

La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar. He approached the child, smiling, and held the cage out to him. We have to celebrate. The doctor kept looking at prodigioss cage.

He was very pale and his eyes were starting to get red. Ursula had paid little attention to it until then. His voice seemed like that of a priest speaking Latin.

On different occasions, because of his skill prodigioas forthright way of dealing, he had been called in to do minor carpentry jobs. He had spent so much that he had had to leave his watch in pawn, with the promise to pay the next day.

His wife looked at him perplexedly.

This focused the class on one of the principal themes of the story and signaled that we are more interested in the ideas than learning complex vocabulary. He was smoothly and delicately fat, like a woman who had been beautiful in her youth, and he had delicate hands. Drying the sweat from his neck with a handkerchief, he contemplated the cage silently with the fixed, unfocused gaze of one who looks at a ship which is sailing away.


Posted by Cole Deloye at Since it was the first time he had ever been out drinking, by dusk he baltqzar completely drunk, and he was taking about a fabulous project of a thousand cages, at sixty pesos each, and then of a million cages, till he had sixty million pesos. When Balthazar woke up from his nap, she had ironed his pants and a shirt; she had put them on a chair near the hammock and had carried the cage to the dining table. Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to bxltazar him.

But her annoyance dissolved in the face of the finished cage. Pepe appeared in the doorway. Here is how I approached this story for my AP language class: Nobody Expects the Spanish Acquisition!

Then he struck the dome with his knuckles, and the cage filled with resonant chords. Clearing up myths and misperceptions about S. Ursula had waited for him until eight, with a dish of fried meat covered with slices prodiglosa onion. At that hour, at his house, Ursula was singing a very old song and cutting garde of onion.

Next year I might have them make a storyboard at this point, but this year my students had a very good grasp of the story at this point and could retell it without the storyboard. But he never felt at ease among the rich.

Grabbing him by the hair, Jose Montiel forced Pepe to look him in the eye. He was about twelve, and had the same curved eyelashes and was as quietly pathetic as his mother.


Son of a bitch! It was the first week of April and the heat seemed less bearable because of the chirping of the cicadas. During the class period after the last embedded reading I used this worksheet as a warm-up to review a few key vocabulary words from the story. After asking student-generated questions on each section the students were experts. The last thing we need is for some nobody to give orders in my ,house.

The doctor inspected it carefully, without touching it, thinking that in effect the cage was better than its reputation, and much more beautiful than any he had ever dreamed of for his wife.

In February he was thirty; he had been living with Ursula for four years, without marrying her and without having children, and life had given him many reasons to be on guard but none to be frightened. The cage was on display on the table: She regarded it in silence.

AP Spanish Literature: La Prodigiosa Tarde de Baltazar

He was giving himself an urgent alcohol rub, in order to come out and see what was going on. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Jose Montiel came out of the bedroom in his underwear.

Learn how your comment data is processed. I have no intention of paying you a cent. But it was a false expression. He used to think about them about their ugly and argumentative wives, about their tremendous surgical operations, and he always experienced a feeling of pity.