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The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

by Gabriel García Márquez

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Some sailors who heard weeping from a distance went off course and people heard of one who had himself tied to the mainmast, remembering ancient fables about sirens. (12)

The drowned man has now endowed the villagers themselves with mythological qualities. (See "Symbols, Imagery, Allegory" for more.)

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