Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the connection between the skull found in the crypts of the convent and the author's memories of a legend?
According to the author, a peculiar skull was found in the crypts of the Convent of Santa Clara with long, coppery hair growing from it. It is determined that the skull belongs to a girl who died around twelve years of age. In learning this, the author reminisces about a legend he heard from his grandmother of a 12-year-old girl who died of rabies two hundred years earlier, inferring that the skull belongs to the girl in the story.
2. What happens to Sierva while in the marketplace?
While Sierva is in the marketplace with her maid on her birthday, a large dog runs wild, biting at least four or five people. It is soon realized that the dog is suffering from rabies, a fact that is particularly worrying for Sierva as she received a small bite from the dog on her ankle.
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