No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories - Big Mama’s Funeral, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon – After two weeks of work, carpenter Balthazar finally completes a beautiful birdcage. His patient wife Ursula tells him to clean himself up. Meanwhile, word of the cage’s beauty spreads, and soon Dr. Giraldo learns of it. He comes to take a look, discovers that the cage is perfect for his wife (who loves birds and hates cats), and tries to buy it. Balthazar tells him it was made for someone else. Ursula tries to convince him to sell this one and make another, but Balthazar refuses. Dr. Giraldo goes away, disappointed. Shortly afterwards, Balthazar takes the cage to the home of Jose Montiel, for whom he made the cage. Both Montiel (interrupted while taking a bath) and his wife are surprised, and call for their son Pepe who, it turns out, actually ordered the cage...

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