He was breathing hard, but I knew he was more thirsty than tired. The thick, unpleasant smell of dangla bushes and cooling sun-heated earth mingled with the clean, sharp scent of arrais roots exposed to the night air and of the hay inside the cart.
He was smoking, but he removed the roll of tobacco from his mouth when he saw me. The sun was in our eyes, for it was dipping into the bright sea. When Labang slowed down, my brother Leon handed to me the rope. Then he was standing beside us, and she turned to him eagerly.
All the laughter seemed to have gone out of her. Then my brother Leon laughed, and he sat back, and laughing still, he said: Clumps of andadasi and arrais flashed into view and quickly disappeared as we passed by. And after a while she said quietly.
And a small dimple appeared momently high on her right cheek. And my brother Leon shouted to them and then told me to make Labang run; their answers were lost in the noise of the wheels. When I sent Labang down the deep cut that would take us to the dry bed of the Waig which could be used as a path to our place during the dry season, my brother Leon laid a hand on my shoulder and said sternly: But I hardly tied him under the barn when I heard Father calling me.
Before us the fields swam in a golden haze through which floated big purple and red and yellow bubbles when I looked at the sinking sun. She looked up to my brother with a smile, and her forehead was on a level with his mouth.
And I thought of the food being made ready at home and my mouth watered. In a little while we drope up the grassy side onto the camino real. Except when his leg that was wounded in the Revolution is troubling him, Father is the mildest-tempered, gentlest man I know.
Maria is from the city. I stopped Labang, climbed down, and lighted the lantern that hung from the cart between the wheels. She moved close to him and slipped her arm through his. Now the shadows took fright and did not crowd so near. I knelt on the straw inside the cart and pulled on the rope until Labang was merely shuffling along, then I made him turn around.
I watched Ca Celin, where he stood in front of his horse, and he ran his fingers through its forelock and could not keep his eyes away from her. The door opened and my brother Leon and Maria came in. We met the twins, Urong and Celin, and I said "Hoy!
He swallowed and brought up to his mouth more cud and the sound of his insides was like a drum. And again I saw her eyes on the long curving horns and the arm of my brother Leon around her shoulders.
He must have taught her the song because she joined him, and her voice flowed into his like a gentle stream meeting a stronger one.
He laid it carefully on the windowsill before speaking. How do you deal with complications of my brother bringing home a wife? He narrates their journey to their home in Nagrebcan. Then we were climbing out into the fields, and through the spokes of the wheels the light of the lantern mocked the shadows.
But it was only the name of my brother Leon said backward and it sounded much better that way. She was fragrant like a morning when papayas are in bloom.
There was no movement. And they shouted back and asked if my brother Leon and his wife were with me. I am glad they are not here.
He turned Labang into the open gate and we dashed into our yard.Sep 07, · Baldo and his older brother Leon were both waiting for their visitor riding a carratela.
When Baldo sa his older brother's wife, who is Maria, he was amazed by her beauty as he narrates their journey to their home in Nagrebcan. Characters: Leon/Noel - Maria's husband, older brother of Baldo; How My Brother Leon Brought Home A.
ANALYSIS OF THE STORY HOW MY BROTHER LEON BROUGHT HOME A WIFE This might be my second read of How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife but this is definitely the first I’ve tried to digest the beauty of the prose as an experience in itself.
5/5(16). How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife is a Philippine shortstory. It was written by Manuel E. Arguilla, and details the storyof a man named Baldo, his brother Leon, and Leon 's new wife.
HOW MY BROTHER LEON BROUGHT HOME A WIFE Manuel E. Arguilla LA UNION, PHILIPPINES: The Province of La Union (literally: The Union), is a province. How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife. Bauang, III CHARACTERS Baldo was the one who narrated the story. He was the younger brother of Leon. He was an obedient, innocent and naive young boy.
Leon was the one who brought home a wife. He was a responsible, gentle and a loving husband. Maria had been born and grew up in a big city. CHARACTERS Baldo ROLE CHARACTERISTICS The one who narrated the He is obedient, innocent, story and younger brother and naive boy.
of Leon. Leon (Or Noel) The older brother of He was a responsible, Baldo who brought home gentle, and a loving a wife.Download