They live on a farm. One morning Soledad finds herself knowing that the farm will produce plenty but that she still had some inner feeling of discontent. Pedro took out from his pocket a string which held two keys, one large and shiny and one small and rusty. He gave Soledad the large key to his trunk and put the small key back in his jacket pocket.
What is a summary of the small key? The sun, up above a sky that was all blue and tremendous and beckoning to birds ever on the wing, shone bright as if determined to scorch everything under heaven, even the low, square nipa house that stood in unashamed relief against the gray green haz…e of grass and leaves.
All around her the land stretched endlessly, it seemed, and vanished into the distance there were dark newly plowed furrows where in due time timorous seedlings would give rise to study stalks and golden grain, to a ripping yellow sea in the wind and sun during harvest time.
Promise of plenty and reward for hard toil!
With a sigh of discontent, however, the woman turned and entered a small dining room where a man sat over a belated midday meal. Pedro Buhay, a prosperous farmer, looked up from his plate and smiled at his wife as she stood framed by the doorway, the sunlight glinting on her dark hair, which was drawn back, without a relenting wave, from a rather prominent and austere brow.
We must finish plowing the south field today because tomorrow is Sunday. Pedro pushed the chair back and stood up. Soledad began to pile the dirty dishes one on top of the other. With deliberate care he untied the knot, and, detaching the big key, dropped the small one back into his pocket.
The smile left her face and strange look came into her eyes as she look the big key from him without a word together they left the dining room. Out on the porch, he put an arm around her shoulder and peered into her shadowed face.
For a moment they looked deep into each other's eyes. Her eyes followed her husband down the road, noting the fine set of his head and shoulders, the ease of his stride. A strange ache rose in her throat. She looked at the coat he had handed to her. It exuded a faint smell of his favorite cigars, one of which he invariably smoked, after the day's work, on his way home from fields.
Mechanically, she began to fold the garment. As she was doing so, a small object fell o the floor with a dull, metallic sound.
Soledad stooped down and picked it up. It was the small key!.
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Paz M. Latorena (January 17, – October 19, ), one of the foremost writers of the first generation of Filipino English writers, in both literary writing Born: Paz Latorena, 17 January , Boac, Marinduque, Philippine Islands. The students learn to think for themselves instead of spitting back memorized facts and figures.” by Manuel Arguilla “The Life of Cardo” by Amador T.
Latorena IMPORTANT WORKS OF IMPORTANT WRITERS Works 1. Aug 20, · SMALL KEY The small key is the story about of the couple, Pedro is husband Of Solidad and solidad is young second wife of Pedro, There complication or main point of the story when solidad saw a small key and opened a old trunk/ torn garments of Pedro’s first wife, Immediately, solidad felt angry and jealous, because Pedro still treasure the things of his first wife, and because of that as a.
Sep 11, · Latorena's place in the history of the literature of the Philippines was established by three short stories, "The Small Key", "Desire" and "The Sunset".
"The Small Key" is a beautiful account of the feeling of a man, whose first wife died, and his second r-bridal.com: The Reading Life.
It was very warm. The sun, up above a sky that was all blue and tremendous and beckoning to birds ever on the wing, shone bright as if determined to scorch everything under heaven, even the low, square nipa house that stood in unashamed relief against the gray green haze of grass and leaves.