História curta de duas páginas, publicada pela Bedeteca de Beja no 5º número da antologia 'Venham + 5'
2 Page short story, published by the Bedeteca de Beja on the 5th issue of the ' Venham + 5' anthology.
Tinta da China
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There was once a day when the great mathematician Bhāskara
consulted the horoscope of his daughter, Lilavati.
The stars said that if the marriage of Lilavati didn't happen on the
most auspicious of all hours, the mathematician's daughter
would be, soon, a widow.
Bhāskara ordered then that the exactitude of the hour was to
be assured by the most precise water-clock of all India
However, while waiting for the right hour, the bride Lilavati
bent over the waters of the clock, trying to guess how much
waiting time was still ahead.
It was then that something happened. Without anyone noticing
the hour went by, and with it, the groom's longevity was gone.
At night, someone said that a pearl is something perfect that an
oyster does with what hurts her inside.