Telenovela Alborada, #30
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Monday: Modesta reports the successful burning of Gasca's vocal chords and says she'll take the fall if necessary - nobody need know that Juana was involved. Juana is very moved as Modesta whispers: "I'll do anything for you." "How can I pay you back for so much affection and devotion?..."
In the dungeon Gasca chokes and chokes. The guard asks what's the matter but - much as when we are queried by our dentists when our mouths are full of tools - Gasca cannot answer. The guard asks, "Are you poisoned?" but still gets no response. "No matter, you'll die tomorrow one way or the other."
This guard, returning with the priest who's to give last rites to Gasca, thinks Gasca has been possessed by a demon. Bestial growls, gasps, and wild eyerolling lend weight to that hypothesis.