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The Earthquake in Chile Summary

Jerónimo Rugera is about to hang himself in the jail cell where he is incarcerated. Jerónimo was fired from his job when his boss discovered Jerónimo was having a relationship with the boss's daughter Josefa. The girl, Josefa, was sent a convent where the two continued their relationship in secret. When the girl gave birth to a baby boy she was put in jail and sentenced to death. Jerónimo has also been imprisoned for his role in the girl's impregnation. The day has come for Josefa's execution and Jerónimo plans to kill himself at the same time. As he prepares his hanging rope, there is suddenly an earthquake that collapses the walls of the prison in which he is being held. In shock Jerónimo leaves the prison, walks out of the...

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