The Shadow of the Wind

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Categories: Fiction
To reassure him, Fermin insisted on swearing on a New Testament that lay on the priest's desk.
      'Leave the Gospels alone. Your word is enough for me.'   'You don't let anything pass you, do you,
... Father? You're sharp as a nail.'   'Come, let me accompany you to the door.'   He led us through the garden until we reached the spiked gate and then stopped at a reasonable distance from the exit, gazing at the street that wound its way down towards the real world, as if he were afraid he might evaporate if he ventured out a few steps further. I wondered when Father Fernando had last left the school grounds.
      'I was very sad when I heard that Julian had died,' he said softly. 'Despite everything that happened afterwards and the fact that we grew apart as time went by, we were good friends: Miquel, Aldaya, Julian, and myself. Even Fumero. I always thought we were going to be inseparable, but life must know things that we don't know. I've never had friends like those again, and I don't imagine I ever will.
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