El exorcista / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

The Exorcist

     The innocent monk was making an effort to guide the youth’s actions. He was inducing him to condemn the examples of arrogance, frequent in the house of his elders.

     The youth was persuaded to charity and abstained from witnessing the punishment imposed on the rebellious peasants in the rural distance.

     The innocent monk had slipped in amid the seditious and invited them to compromise. A subject with a grave face, distinguished with the attire of an academic dignity, came to the center of the density and enveloped him in a web of profane arguments.

     The upstart wounds the monk in his most ingenuous affection, seducing the young student. He dedicates himself to facilitating his straying from customs and takes pleasure in having precipitated Faust in a vain foray. He stirs up the groups of fugitives and encourages the men toward severity. He amuses himself with the ohs and tears of human beings.

     The innocent monk hopes to prevent his enemy’s cunning so he finds out the name and habits of the demons. He correctly guesses Satan’s second name and insists on his gossip and barber’s verbosity by reading a few talks of king Jacob, the apprehensive son of Mary Stuart.

El cielo de esmalte (1929)

{ José Antonio Ramos Sucre, Obra completa, Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1989 }

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