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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

The Attendant's Confession

In 1860, I became a theologian and copied the theological studies of a priest at Nictheroy. The vicar of a small town in the interior hired me to serve as attendant to the invalid Colonel...

21 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Life

Ahasverus, seated upon a rock, gazes upon the horizon, athwart which wing two eagles, and meditates, then falls into a doze. He tells Campanella that another better species will come. Prometheus...

14 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Fortune-Teller

Hamlet observes to Horatio that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy. Camillo tells Rita that she was wrong and swore that he loved her ever so...

19 min read · Rating: R · Read story