La Murdoj de Kadavrejo-Strato

By Edgar Allan Poe

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Gxi estis malfermita kaj la sxlosilo
staris ankoraux en la pordo. Gxi enhavis nur kelkajn malnovajn
leterojn kaj ceterajn senvalorajn dokumentajxojn.

Pri S-rino Lespanajo neniaj spuroj vidigxis cxi-tie. Sed
malkutima kvanto da fulgo trovigxis en la fajrejo pro kio
oni kontrolis la kamentubon kaj el gxi fortrenis (horora
rakontendajxo!) la kadavron de la filino, renversitan kaj
suprensxovitan ioman distancon en la mallargxan malfermajxon.
La korpo ege varmis. Gxin kontrolante, oni rimarkis multajn
ekskoriajxojn sendube okazigitajn pro la perforto per kiu
gxi ensxovigxis kaj eltirigxis. La vizagxo elmontris multajn
severajn gratajxojn kaj la gorgxo malhelajn ekimozojn kaj
profundajn ungonocxojn kvazaux la viktimo mortintus pro
strangolado.

Post kompleta enketo pri cxiu ero de la domo kaj sen malkovri
ceterajn indicojn, la kontrolantaro antauxeniris en malgrandan
pavimitan korton situantan malantaux la domo kaj tie kusxis
la kadavro de la maljunulino. Sxia gorgxo estis tiel nepre
tratrancxita ke kiam oni entreprenis levi la korpon, ties kapo
forfalis. Kaj korpo kaj kapo estis horore mutilitaj, precipe la
korpo kiu neniel similis homan estajxon.

Pri tiu timiga mistero gxis nun ekzistas, laux nia kompreno,
neniega indico.

La sekvinttaga jxurnalo raportis tiujn aldonajn detalojn:

LA TRAGEDIO DE KADAVREJO-STRATO. Multajn homojn oni jam
intervjuis rilate al tiu ege eksterordinara kaj timiga afero,
[la vorto _afero_ ankoraux ne havas en Francio tiun humuran
signifon kiun gxi havas cxe ni] sed okazis gxis nun nepre nenio
povanta gxin klarigi. Ni citas cxi-poste cxiujn materialajn
informajxojn kunigitajn.

PAUXLINO DUBURGO, lavistino, depozicias ke sxi konas ambaux
mortintojn jam de tri jaroj, lavinte vestajxojn

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