New Year Walnut
In such occasion, it was in Rio De Janeiro to study, therefore, takes up quarters in the house of Menezes notary, widower of one of its cousins and married in second marriage with Conceio, one ' ' santa' ' , that if it resigns an extramarital relation of the husband. Actress is likely to increase your knowledge. Saying to go to the theater, Menezes outside sleeps of house a time per week. They live in the house, still, D. Incia, mother of Conceio, and two slaves. History if passes basically in the eve of the Christmas, in one of those nights where the notary if absents of house.
Walnut would go with a neighbor to the mass of the rooster, then the midnight combined to wake up it. The young man decides to wait soon already, in the room of the front, in way to leave without waking up the people of the house. While it waits, Walnut reads a romance, the Three Mosqueteiros, when, suddenly, it hears rumors and steps. It is Conceio. They start to talk, speak of varied subjects, the time go passing; the colloquy is drawn out, reforms the subjects, laughs, is come close and spoken low not to wake up D. Incia. Finally, inverting the agreement, the neighbor cries out in the street that is hour of the mass of the rooster and Walnut leaves.
In the following day, Conceio was as, natural and always benign, without nothing it made to remember to the Walnut the conversation of the eve. In the New Year, Walnut goes for Mangaratiba, when returning, in March, for Rio De Janeiro, the notary had died. Walnut never more found Conceio, knowing later that it if had married the scrivener of the husband. The story if initiates of significant form: ' ' I never could understand the conversation that I had with one lady, it has many years, it counted I dezessete, it trinta' ' (ASSIS, 1977, P.