Parodia / José Antonio Ramos Sucre


     The knight has suddenly been enchanted by a maid, getting lost at the start of his career. He has startled his own mother’s thought, friend and lady to the favored young girl.

     The knight goes on the road to the court, where a venerable king invites him.

     The ladies appear to critique the young man’s naiveté and confess the gentleness of his figure, gathered in happy and evil groups. They flee frightened after witnessing the misfortune of a palace worker repressed with blows from a belt by the novice.

     The maid proposes the legend of her man. She obtains her friend and lady’s permission, and pretends to be dead within view of the service people, criers of the event.

     He secretly adopts the clothes and manner of a young man who hopes to run around the world and travel to the kingdom’s capital, dealing hand to hand with lost ones and killers and pretending to love maidens.

     She insinuates herself with her lover and fascinates him with the signs and resources of a fertile imagination, dissuading him from his obstinate character and ascending him to consort of a principal woman.

     The knight solicits in vain the minister of his happiness at the wedding party.

Las formas del fuego (1929)

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

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