Don Juan Tenorio - Hannah Maddy Don Juan Tenorio CHAPTER 1 It was early in Seville in February of 1545 The sky and night were clear the moon played with

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Hannah MaddyDon Juan TenorioCHAPTER 1:It was early in Seville in February of 1545. The sky and night were clear; the moon played with the waters of the Guadalquivir. Seville waited for the spring. It was during the Carnival. There was music; people dressed in bright colors and hats were laughing and singing. They had masks and painted faces.There was a well-known hotel in Seville; it was a good place for travelers, gentlemen and people with lively costumes. There was fun, women, and good wine. The owner, Buttarelli was happy because a gentleman with an Italian servant from Naples like him had arrived. His name was Ciutti and he was nice and friendly. They had just returned from a long trip through Italy. The gentleman was tall and skinny and seemed noble and important. He wore a black mask.Buttarelli asked Ciutti if he worked for that gentleman and if it paid well. Ciutti says there is no other man like him. He has everything he wants: free time, money, women, and wine. He says he's never lived better. The gentleman is rich, happy, and always of good humor. He's quick with the sword and as valiant as the best knight. The gentleman was writing a letter, but noise of shouts and music kept coming in from the street, louder every time. He looked angrily at the door and said they would pay for this festival. They didn't know who came to Seville today. Ciutti points out that they seem very happy but the gentleman says the wine has run crazy and enflamed the hearts of the people.Ciutti tells Buttarelli that the gentleman is writing to his father. The man tells his servant to take the letter, hidden in a book, to the convent where Ines' servant Brigida is waiting for him. She'll give him a key and a paper with a time and a place and Ciutti is to return quickly.Left alone with only the owner of the inn, the gentleman finally calls to Buttarelli. He asks if Luis Mejia has come today. Buttarelli tells him no but that he has information of interest. The man urges him to speak but Buttarelli waits a moment to speak in order to pique the man's interest. Then he tells the man that Luis Mejia will stay a day at the inn, which is the most terrible idea a man could have. The man says he agrees; he knows all about the bet the man made to Juan Tenorio, which is why he asked. Buttarelli says he must have heard then that at eight Luis will be there, but the words of the gentlemen in town are not all to be believed. The man gives Buttarelli a tip when he finished his glass of wine, and Buttarelli asks him if he knows the two men. The man says he knows at least one and he will be sure to come tonight. Buttarelli must prepare two of his best bottles of wine.CHAPTER 2:The hotel was vacant for a moment. Buttarelli reflected on his strange visitor. This man without a name seemed sure that Luis Mejia and Juan Tenorio would come tonight.
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