A monologue from the play by simply Angel Guimera
NOTE: This monologue can be reprinted coming from Masterpieces of Modern Spanish Crisis. Education. Barrett L. Clark. New york city: Duffield & Co., 1917.
RAMON: It\s an absolute lie, the whole history. We have not really abandoned her. As a child your woman was still left without father or mother when she was seven years of age. Her mother, a good girl, was unlucky in take pleasure in, and set her heart on the worthless many other, one of those glib, smooth-tongued wretches, half People from france, half Spanish, who are from no one knows where. Well, 1 day they were hitched. Years later, she passed away from a blow that he offered her, plus the man, intended for he was a smuggler, was found lifeless one morning hours in a gully on the The french language border, 1 / 2 across the line from Italy, slain within a drunken brawl. As for the woman, she was brought home to us and she started to be to mea sister. Yet she was obviously a strange child, always producing a great outcry, passionate and wild, impetuously stamping and weeping regarding, so that some day my father attended lay on the job her to manage her, and, because I defended her and placed him away, he started to be angry with me at night, till, choking with craze, he may no longer endure to see her in the house. She, seeing how his passion had had him, intended for she was very around thirteen in that case and looked much old, one day, if a party of mountebanks or jugglers had been passing through the village, vanished, and when that came to be vesper time we’re able to not discover her. Nowhere Daniela! We ran through the streets distractedeverywhere about. In the beginning I thought I would personally go mad, for I actually feared she had fallen from a lot of cliff or that the quick current with the river acquired carried her away. I wanted to destroy myself, believing that your woman was useless. We had lived so much collectively I did not seriously know her, I was also young to know. Like a mislead, for days I actually wandered throughout the villages and towns, until, at last, a single night I learned that the girl had been noticed crossing the frontier within a tartana with those same mountebanks, laughing, chattering there on the seat next to them, carousing in their forearms, and shamelessly making merry. And this, this womanthis luxury?, that Daniela you know, to get whom I would personally have given up my life, and who has hardly ever once as so much while troubled very little to think of me personally, no, not once, neither of her home. Yet again she locates herself ill and poor, without resources, cast-off, turned down, despised, this wounderful woman has the shamelessness to suggest to return residence again to my opinion and present herself once again in my house. Ah! How does it may actually you right now, gentlemen? Can it be another account? Let her die and stay buried inside the deepest pit in the earth as befits such some thing, rather than that after what provides happened, the girl should again enter the house. I have my significant other, I have my children, we are happy because we believe in God and still have done wrong to zero man, simply no, not in all of the our lives, nevertheless goodnothing yet goodand to that, you can most bear see.