Salamanca Chapter 1 Summary

Topics: Jacinta Stapleton Pages: 4 (1750 words) Published: May 7, 2013
As I read the first page of Salamanca, I thought it was really a boring story but as I continued reading it, it becomes more interesting, I thought it wouldn’t be that interesting at all. The first chapter was all about how Gaudencio and Jacinta came to know each other. It started when Gaudencio decided to return to Jacinta Cordova, his wife of eleven days, which he abandoned in the pouring rain one early morning. The night when Gaudencio decided to return to Jacinta, he told his friend the story of his life. It all started when Gaudencio decided to go to Tagbaoran on the island province of Palawan where he wanted to become a teacher and a missioner. When he arrived at the place, a stooped, and possessed of explosive whooping cough old man told him about Jacinta Cordova- a woman whose beauty was such of purity and perfection. When Gaudencio introduced himself to an old woman named Herminia Cruz he was judged right away, that he only went to the place to win Jacinta’s heart, but the truth was, he only knew about Jacinta when he arrived at the place. Jacinta Cordova, lived in a house with a transparent walls, she had to adjust as best she could when her unearthly beauty came full force. Despite of her shyness, she bravely ignored the unbelieving stares and comments that the townspeople had thrown at her. She lives with her only left relative, her aunt who is deaf and blind, Apolinaria Vergara. When the wonder of her beauty spread, dozens of men came just to see her and hoping to win her heart, but unfortunately she ignored them all because she believed that love was destined, and would come as true as unanticipated lighting on a clear day or never come at all. While at the moment, Gaudencio regretted abandoning Manila when he later discovered that there was no work fitted for his nature because Mrs. Helen Brown a missioner from Kensington, Pennsylvania, who thought that her family name was a clear sign that God destined her to proclaim His means of salvation,...
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