Prologue* The story begins in 1877 with Sol, a beautiful eighteen-year-old who is contemplating the day's events in her diary. * Sol's nanny, Xenufla, has taken her to the place where people beseech St. Rita for special requests. * Xenufla thinks that Sol needs a husband. * Sol has attracted many young suitors, but she is not interested. * She doesn't think St. Rita can help her. * Sol eventually agrees to visit the town of Jocotenango where the saint's statue is enshrined. * Xenufla gives Sol strict instructions on preparing to visit the statue. * She must fast and remain silent. * They leave early the next morning to arrive promptly at noon. * Sol climbs the mountain and approaches the shrine with trepidation. * She soon starts to shake and thinks an earthquake is occurring. * It is Sol who is shaking. * The statues eyes transform into the dark blue eyes of a handsome young man. * Sol reports...
This section contains 1,816 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)