El niño / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

The Boy

     The Egyptians learned from wasps the art of fabricating papyrus. A boy who was refractory to discipline must have surprised them in their febrile work. He resisted the poisoned stingers and told his parents, during the convalescence, about the resolve and ingenuity of the insects.

     The ancients praise the understanding of the Egyptian women and their council in the administration of the familiar republic. The boy’s mother reflected on the way to imitate the wasps’ decoration and achieved a new means of facilitating communication between those present and ones in the future. Paper is used since then instead of stone.

     The Egyptian farmer wouldn’t win the property of his field and was dismissed without remedy back then. The boy’s invention must have improved his progenitors’ existence and saved them, surely, from succumbing in the commotion of public works, suffering the diet of three raw onions and the site manager’s whip.

El cielo de esmalte (1929)

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

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