The centerpiece of a traveling carnival, the ''woman who had been changed into a spider for disobeying her parents’’ proves to be a more popular attraction than the old man, causing the villagers to lose interest in him and putting an end to Pelayo and Elisenda's profitable courtyard business. As a young girl, she had once gone dancing all night against her parents' wishes; later, while walking home, she was allegedly struck by lightning and transformed into ''a frightful tarantula the size of a ram ... with the head of a sad maiden.'' Compared to the baffling old man, the...
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