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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