Cuentos Clásicos del Norte, Primera Serie

By Edgar Allan Poe

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que van
confirmándose las vagas conjeturas de este noble griego acerca de la
reciente cosmogonía de las nebulosas, comprendí que no podríais evitaros
de lanzar una mirada a la gran nebulosa de Orión, y ciertamente esperaba
que así lo haríais. Mirasteis al cielo; y entonces estuve seguro de que
había seguido correctamente vuestros pensamientos. Pero en la acerba
diatriba que apareció en el Musée de ayer contra Chantilly, hacía el
crítico algunas alusiones bochornosas sobre el cambio de nombre del
zapatero remendón al calzarse el coturno, y citaba una línea latina que
hemos comentado juntos a menudo y que dice:

_Predidit antiquum litera prima sonum._

Os había dicho alguna vez que se refería a Orión, que antiguamente se
escribía Urión; y por cierta mordacidad relacionada con esta
explicación, estaba seguro de que no la habríais olvidado. Era claro,
por consiguiente, que habíais de combinar las dos ideas de Orión y de
Chantilly. Pude observar que las combinabais por la clase de sonrisa que
apareció en vuestros labios. Pensabais en la inmolación del pobre
remendón. Hasta aquel momento habíais conservado vuestra habitual manera
de andar; pero os vi entonces erguiros en toda vuestra altura, y no pude
menos que experimentar la certidumbre de que recordabais la diminuta
figura de Chantilly. En este momento interrumpí vuestras meditaciones
para observar que, en efecto, es un mozo muy pequeño Chantilly y que
estaría mejor en el Théâtre des Variétés.--

Poco tiempo después de esta conversación, leíamos juntos cierta edición
de la _Gazette des Tribunaux_, cuando atrajo nuestra atención el
artículo siguiente:

CRIMEN EXTRAORDINARIO

Esta madrugada, a las tres más o menos, los habitantes del Quartier
Saint-Roch despertaron de su sueño por una serie de alaridos
terroríficos que partían, al parecer, de una casa de la rue Morgue
que se sabía ocupada únicamente por Madame L'Espanaye y su hija,
Mademoiselle Camille L'Espanaye. Después de algún retardo
ocasionado por tentativas infructuosas para penetrar en la casa por
los medios ordinarios, se logró forzar la puerta de entrada con una
palanca de hierro, y ocho o diez de los vecinos entraron
acompañados por dos gendarmes. A este tiempo los gritos habían
cesado; pero mientras la partida se precipitaba por las

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