Each test was to show whether the woman could indeed live with strangers all for love. She was fragrant like a morning when papayas are in bloom. I did not say anything but tickled with my fingers the rump of Labang; and away we wentback to where I had unhitched and waited for them.
He was breathing hard, but I knew he was more thirsty than tired. He paid Ca Celin twice the usual fare from the station to the edge of Nagrebcan.
When Labang slowed down, my brother Leon handed to me the rope. Now the shadows took fright and did not crowd so near. And Manong Leon sang. I watched the smoke waver faintly upward from the lighted end and vanish slowly into the night outside.
And a small dimple appeared momently high on her right cheek. He laid it carefully on the windowsill before speaking.
She looked up to my brother with a smile, and her forehead was on a level with his mouth. I knelt on the straw inside the cart and pulled on the rope until Labang was merely shuffling along, then I made him turn around. At the bend of the camino real where the big duhat tree grew, he rattled the handle of his braided rattan whip against the spokes of the wheel.
The wife admits to having some fear, but also shows clearly it did not stop her. I thought we would crash into the camachile tree, but my brother Leon reined in Labang in time. She sat up straight on the bottom of the cart, legs bent togther to one side, her skirts spread over them so that only the toes and heels of her shoes were visible.
Before us the fields swam in a golden haze through which floated big purple and red and yellow bubbles when I looked at the sinking sun.
And far away in the middle of the field a cow lowed softly in answer. Before us the fields swam in a golden haze through which floated big purple and red and yellow bubbles when I looked at the sinking sun. He may not like me. Labang quickened his steps. She looked up to my brother with a smile, and her forehead was on a level with his mouth.
I climbed into the cart over the wheel and Labang would have bolted, for he was always like that, but I kept a firm hold on his rope. They took a surprising route home for Leon, but it was meant as a test for the wife to see if she could endure the sacrifices she made and meet her new family.
She moved close to him and slipped her arm through his.Transcript of How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife by: Manuel Estabillo Arguilla () Reported by: Ian Juario "How My Brother Leon Brought Home A Wife" How my brother Leon brought home a wife The Author --> is a story about a man who comes home to his province to introduce his wife from the city to his family.
story “How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife,” the main story in the collection “How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife and Other Short Stories” which won first prize in the Commonwealth Literary Contest in His stories "Midsummer" and "Heat" was published in the United States by the Prairie Schooner.
"How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife," is a short story written by the highly acclaimed Filipino writer Manuel E. Arguilla. This award-winning story is a longstanding favorite in Philippine literature/5(8). How my brother leon brought home a wife is a story written by Manuel Arguilla about a manwho comes home to his province to introduce hiswife from the city.
How my brother leon brought home a wife is a story written by Manuel Arguilla about a manwho comes home to his province to introduce hiswife from the city. Get Full Essay. Leon/Noel – Maria’s husband, older brother of BaldoMaria – Leon’s wife Baldo – Leon’s younger brother, also the narrator of this story Mother and Father of Leon and BaldoAurelia – Leon and Baldo’s younger sister Labang – the carabaoSetting.
Nagrebcan, Bauang La Union Plot Leon and Baldo waited for the arrival of Maria at the barrio. My brother Leon laughed and she laughed and they looked at each other and it seemed to me there was a world of laughter between them and in them.
I climbed into the cart over the wheel and Labang would have bolted, for he was always like that, but I kept a firm hold on his rope.Download