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Thongs

(1956)
A novel by

On a cold morning in February 1922, some Gypsies moving across country between Madrid and Escorial came upon the naked body of a woman. The naked woman had been crucified. The body was covered with thin red lacerations as though before death the woman had been whipped mercilessly with fine rods. Across the belly on a fine silver chain was slung a small metal plate which bore the inscription: Carmencita de las Lunas, por amor. For love...