A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez

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How do the villagers respond to the spider girl in "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"? 

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Drawn by a morbid curiosity as well as a desire to hear her sad tale first hand, the villagers flocked in droves to see the spider girl.  The admission fee to see her was less than that charged for the "very old man with the enormous wings", and the people were also drawn to see her because they "were permitted to ask her all manner of questions about her absurd state and to examine her up and down so that no one would ever...

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