One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Fernanda, the refined young lady, is raised to be queen.
- I can’t even talk about her nightgown.
- Fernanda’s father mails her Christmas gifts. The final gift is his own corpse.
- The President of the Republic wants to give Col. Aureliano the Order of Merit. He wants to part of it or the Jubilee celebration.
- Col. A.B.’s seventeen sons come for the Jubilee. Aureliano Segundo likes his wild cousins and much partying commences.
- What does wild partying get you? An indelible Ash Wednesday Cross on your forehead. Now there’s a constant reminder that “Dust you are and to dust you will return.” All but two of the brothers leave Mocando.
- Surprisingly, after years of isolation Rebeca’s still alive. Rebeca “… had needed many years of suffering and misery in order to attain the privileges of solitude…” privileges of solitude? Hmmmm I’ll have to ponder that.