Cuentos Clásicos del Norte, Primera Serie

By Edgar Allan Poe

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Entonces él se inclinó y partió. No vió a nadie en la calle en ese
momento. Es una calle atravesada, muy solitaria.

_Wílliam Bird_, sastre, declara que era uno de la partida que
penetró en la casa. Es inglés. Ha vivido dos años en París. Fué uno
de los primeros que subió la escalera. Oyó las voces que
disputaban. La voz gruesa era de francés. Pudo distinguir varias
palabras, pero no las recuerda todas. Percibió claramente "_sacré_"
y "_mon Dieu!_" Hubo en aquel momento un ruido como de lucha entre
varias personas, un ruido como de raspar y empujar. La voz chillona
era muy fuerte, más fuerte que la gruesa. Seguramente no era voz de
ningún inglés. Parecía ser de alemán. Quizá sí era voz de mujer. No
entiende el alemán.

Habiéndose llamado por segunda vez a testificar a cuatro de
aquellas personas, declararon que la puerta del aposento donde se
encontró el cuerpo de Mademoiselle L. estaba cerrada por dentro
cuando llegó la partida. Todo estaba perfectamente silencioso; no
había lamentos ni ruidos de ninguna clase. Cuando se forzó la
puerta, no se vió a nadie. Las ventanas de ambos cuartos, el del
fondo y el del frente, estaban cerradas y aseguradas fuertemente
por dentro. Una puerta entre las dos habitaciones estaba también
cerrada, pero sin llave. La puerta que conducía del aposento del
frente al pasadizo estaba cerrada, con la llave por el lado de
adentro. Una pieza pequeña en el frente de la casa, en el cuarto
piso, al principio del pasadizo, tenía la puerta entreabierta. Esta
habitación estaba llena de lechos viejos, cajas y trastos por el
estilo. Todo se removió y examinó cuidadosamente. No quedó una
pulgada de terreno en la casa que no se escudriñara con la mayor

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