La mujer del Juez
The judge's wife.
(Adapted from a story by Isabel Allende).

Nicolas Vidal always knew he would be killed by a woman. He predicted the day of his birth, but never imagined itwould cause Casilda, the wife of Judge Hidalgo. The first saw the day she came to town to marry and did not find attractive. Transparent, looking shifty and thin fingers, he was inconsistent as ahandful of dust. Knowing well his fate, took care to women, limited to quick meetings to circumvent the loneliness. Observed the lady at the capital when it under the car on his wedding day and like allvillagers, Vidal thought the bride would not withstand the weather, hobbies or bad mood of the bachelor of her husband. Judge Hidalgo twice her age and feared throughout the province severe temperament,able to punish with equal vigor the theft of a chicken than a homicide. However, failed to meet the dire omens and Casilda three babies survived and seemed happy. Similarly, all were surprised to seethe influence on the judge, whose changes were remarkable, becoming much more benevolent and understanding. But none of that interest to Nicolas Vidal, because he was outside the law and was confidentthere would be no mercy for him when they could take shackled before the judge.
Vidal was born thirty years before the son of a prostitute, Juana La Triste. His mother tried to wrest the womb, butthe creature was determined to survive. When the midwife noted that he had four nipples, guided by experience in such matters, predicted he would lose his life for a woman. Ten years after his face wasmarked by fights with knives and twenty was the leader of a band of desperate men. Each time you committed a felony, the guards went in search of hunting with dogs to return empty-handed. The truthis that they wanted to meet him because they could not fight him. No one dared to face them. The judge asked the government to send army troops to reinforce the police, but to no avail.
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