Plaero y yo (Spanish Edition)

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Cuando Platero, que holgazaneaba por alli, contagiado del juego, se unio a ellas en su vivo correr. Ellas, por no perder4, no pudieron protestar, ni reirse siquiera.... Yo les gritaba:-Que gana Platero!5 Que gana Platero! Si, Platero llego a las violetas antes que ninguna, y se quedo alli, revolcandose en la arena. Las ninas volvieron protestando sofocadas, subiendose las medias, cogiendose el cabello:-Eso no vale! Eso no vale! Pues no! Pues no! Pues no, ea! Les dije que aquella carrera la habia ganado Platero y que era justo premiarlo de algun modo. Que6 bueno, que el libro, como Platero no sabia leer, se quedaria para otra carrera de ellas, pero que a Platero habia que darle un premio. Ellas, seguras ya del libro, saltaban y reian, rojas: Si! Si! Si! Entonces, acordandome de mi mismo, pense que Platero tendria el mejor premio en su esfuerzo, como yo en mis versos. Y cogiendo un poco de perejil del cajon de la puerta de la casera, hice una corona, y se la puse en la cabeza, honor fugaz y maximo, como a un lacedemonio. / One, two, three, go! Note the use of the preposition and article with the numeral. Footnote 3: #alboroto blanco y rosa#; rosa is used here as an adjective; see Chapter XIV, note 1. Translate by pink, rosy. The adjectives suggest the color of the children's dresses. Footnote 4: #por no perder#; por followed by an infinitive frequently expresses purpose. Footnote 5: #Que gana Platero!# Platero is going to win! Que is frequently used elliptically to introduce a phrase and in such cases has a variety of meanings. Here que is emphatic or intensive. Footnote 6: #Que# is used here because the sentence that follows is dependent upon #les dije# of the preceding sentence. Footnote 7: #un lacedemonio#; among the Spartans it was the custom to place a wreath on the brow of men who distinguished...

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