Talk:Alexander Acosta Osorio

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“ Every year during the month of March a family of ragged gypsies would set up their tents near the village,and with a great uproar of pipes and kettledrums they would display new inventions. First they brought the magnet. A heavy gypsy with untamed bear and sparrow hands, who introduced himself as Melquíades,put on a bold public demonstration of what he himself called the eight wonder of the learned alchemists of Macedonia. He went from house to house dragging two metal ingots and everybody was amazed to see pots, pans, tongs, and braziers tumble down from their places and beams creak from the desperation of nails and screws trying to emerge, and even objects that had been lost for a long time appeared from where they had been searched for most and went dragging along in turbulent confusion behind Melquíades' magical irons. "Things have life of their own,"the gypsy proclaimed with a harsh accent."it's simply a matter of waking up their souls."

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez