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The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

by Gabriel García Márquez

The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World: An Excerpt from People Magazine’s 50 Most Desirable Dead People True or False

1. Why do the women weep with joy?Because no one claims the body
2. What do the men in the town think when they see the drowned man’s face?They think he looks a little bloated
3. About what do the men think the drowned man must have felt awkward?His incredible size
4. What do the townspeople do with the body?They throw it back into the sea
5. What do the townspeople resolve to do in light of this incident?Make their town bigger and better

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