The Plague Escarlata

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The path, with its blurred outline, followed what had once been the embankment of a railroad track that, for many years, no train had traveled. To the right and left, the forest, encroaching and swelling the slopes of the embankment, enveloped the road in a green wave of trees and bushes. The road was nothing more than a simple path, barely wide enough for two men to walk side by side. It was something like a wild beast track. Here and there fragments of rusty iron were visible, indicating that, under the undergrowth, rails and sleepers still lay. At one point, a tree, growing up, had lifted a whole rail into the air and exposed it. A heavy sleeper had followed the rail, and was still attached to it by a nut. Below it were the basalt stones, half covered with dead leaves. The rail and the sleeper,linked together in that strange way, pointed ghostly toward the sky. As old as the railroad was, it was easy to see, because of its narrowness, that it had been a single track. An old man and a boy were walking along the road. They advanced slowly, the old man was already bent under the weight of years. An onset of paralysis made his limbs and gestures tremble, and he walked supported by a cane. A goatskin cap protected his head from the sun. Below the cap hung a fringe of wispy white hair, dirty and shaggy. A kind of visor, ingeniously made with a wide curved blade, protected his eyes from the excess of light. Under that visor, the poor man's gaze, lowered to the ground, attentively followed the movement of his own feet on the path. His beard fell in torrential tufts, and should have been, like his hair, white as snow; but, like them, it bore witness to extreme neglect and misery. A miserable one-piece goatskin dress hung from the chest and back of the old man, whose arms and legs, pitifullybare, and whose withered skin bore witness to his advanced age. The skin and scars that covered his limbs, as well as the leathery skin, indicated that the man had long been exposed to a direct collision with nature and the elements.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2022
12 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
87
Pages
PUBLISHER
Julio salvador
SIZE
106.8
KB

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