Trio in A Minor

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Translated by Juan LePuen

First published in Portuguese (Brazil) as “Trio em Lá Menor”

English translation copyright 2012 Fario and Juan LePuen

Published at Smashwords by Fario

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Translator’s Notes

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Adagio cantabile

Maria Regina accompanied her grandmother to her room, said goodbye, and went to her own room. Despite their closeness, the maid who waited on her couldn’t get a word out of her, and half an hour later she left, saying that Nhanhã[1] was very serious. Once she was alone, Maria Regina sat down at the foot of the bed with her legs stretched, one foot crossed over the other, and thought.

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