«No One Writes to the Colonel» in Spanish with a Parallel Translation

Book No One Writes to the Colonel (El coronel no tiene quien le escriba) in Spanish
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85%
Original title: 
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba
Genres: 
Language: 
Spanish
Difficulty: 
B1
Year: 
1961
Number of pages: 
49

No One Writes to the Colonel is a short story by the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, first published in 1961. This is the story of a poor, retired colonel, a veteran of the Thousand Days' War, who still hopes to receive the pension he was promised. He believes that soon he will receive a letter with the money he has been waiting for a long time, but for now he can only hope that his fighting rooster will let him win some money.