The Unknown

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1
This is a story they 
tell in old Madrid....
it's a story they say 
is true.

2
"You all know me....
Antonio Zanzi....and my
gypsy circus...."

3
"...and now,
the sensation of sensations!
The wonder of wonders!
ALONZO, THE ARMLESS!"

4
"Assisting Alonzo in this
death-defying act, is my
daughter....NANON!"

5
MALABAR THE MIGHTY.

6
"You are right, Alonzo...
brute strength does not 
mean everything to all 
women."

7
"Alonzo, all my life men
have tried to put their 
beastly hands on me...
to paw over me."

8
"I have grown so that I
shrink with fear when
any man even touches me."

9
"You are wise, Nanon.
Always fear them....
always hate them."

10
"And remember,
I am always near you....
ready to help you."

11
"If it takes ten million
years, Nanon, I will keep
saying 'I love you'....
until you believe me."

12
"No one will get her....
no one but me!"

13
"See, Nanon! Eyes that
adore you....hands that
long to caress you...and
strength to protect you!"

14
"Why do you always draw
away from me?"

15
"Why isn't he different
from other men! Why doesn't
he keep his hands off me?"

16
"Hands! Men's hands!
How I hate them!"

17
"Men! The beasts! God would
show wisdom if he took the
hands from all of them!"

18
"Forgive me, Alonzo....
I did not mean you."

19
"You are the one man I 
can come to without fear."

20
"She is with Alonzo again!
Are you afraid to deal with him?"

21
"Putting crazy ideas in her
head again! I'll settle this!"

22
"A thousand thanks, Malabar.
I will try to repay you 
some day."

23
"You have Nanon in your heart,
haven't you?"

24
"In my heart....in my soul....
in my blood!"

25
"You are fortunate. You
have arms and strength
that she loves."

26
"Go take her in your arms....
and let her listen to the
song of your blood."

27
"Cojo....I said no one is going
to have her! No one but me!"

28
"There is a time for fear,
Nanon....and a time for
hate....and a time for love."

29
"You worry, Alonzo, that
sometime they will find out
you have arms?"

30
"What would the police give
to know I have hands....
and who I am?"

31
"There they are, Cojo....
and Zanzi may be another
to find how I have them."

32
"I have been waiting for you....
to teach you that my orders
are law!"

33
"Stop them! They've burned
enough clothes to keep twenty
gypsy souls out of hell!"

34
"The same hands that strangled
Zanzi committed the robberies
in other towns where this circus
played! They're somewhere in 
this troupe!"

35
"Get your finger-prints taken!"

36
"What will happen, Alonzo....
if they sell the circus to pay
my father's debts?"

37
"Do not worry, Nanon,
I promised your father I would
always take care of you."

38
"The circus has gone....
every caravan. Why did we
not travel with them, Alonzo?"

39
"Because I want to take you
away from the things you hate, 
Nanon."

40
"I could not go away without 
telling you again that I will
love you always."

41
"I am so sorry Malabar put his
hand on you again....so sorry."

42
"Cojo, did you see her?
She kissed me!"

43
"You must never let her touch 
you that way again."

44
"She will feel that you 
have arms!"

45
"Cojo will never tell!"

46
"There is nothing I will not 
do to own her! Nothing....
do you understand? Nothing!"

47
"You are a riddle, Nanon.
You shrink from me....
yet you kiss my flowers
when I am gone."

48
"Then if you do care for me,
why won't you ever let me
hold you in my arms?"

49
"I know now what you fear."

50
"Some day that fear will die.
You will find me near you
always....waiting....loving....
hoping."

51
"Cojo, I've got to have her!
She has got to marry me!"

52
"No, Alonzo! On your 
wedding night she would see
your arms....and hate you!"

53
"No, Cojo....she would 
never hate me....
she would forgive me."

54
"But you forget....she saw 
her father strangled by a 
hand with two thumbs."

55
"You are forgetting that 
you have arms!"

56
"No, no, Alonzo! Not that!
Never do that!"

57
"Why this letter....
and who are you?"

58
"You're here to blackmail me!
It's money you want!"

59
"Well....what is the price of
your silence about my past?"

60
"And be careful that I do not
die in this operation....
because I left a letter telling
who you are."

61
"I am not afraid any more,
Malabar. All my foolish fears
are gone."

62
"You're recovering rapidly.
You'll be able to leave in 
a few weeks."

63
"But we must wait until Alonzo
returns. I want him with us
at our wedding."

64
"Perhaps the landlady knows 
where she is. Go ask, Cojo."

65
"But it's strange I've never 
heard from Alonzo....not one
word since he went away."

66
"The landlady says she is at 
that theatre on the plaza."

67
"You are thinner, Alonzo!
Have you been sick?"

68
"No not sick.... 
but I have lost some flesh."

69
"How is Cojo? You love him
best of anyone, don't you?"

70
"No, Nanon....not best."

71
"I am happy you have returned
Alonzo, now we can be married."

72
"Oh....I forgot. You have
been away. I will call him."

73
"Has Nanon told you the good 
news, Alonzo?"

74
"Remember how I used to be
afraid of his hands?"

75
"I am not any more.
I love them now."

76
"Alonzo is laughing at the 
way everything has happened."

77
"I did what you told me, Alonzo.
I took her in my arms...."

78
"I'm all right now."

79
"It was just something in 
here that stung like the 
lash of a whip."

80
"They said you were rehearsing.
Is this your rigging!"

81
"See....I have a horse hitched
to each hand and they pull in 
opposite directions."

82
"You see, when the horses 
are tugging he could not 
let go if he wanted to."

83
"It's very dangerous.
Suppose the treadmills broke
or stopped suddenly?"

84
"If that happens the
horses would tear my arms
from my body."

85
"Do not say that! You make
Alonzo worry that something
will happen to you."

86
"Do not worry, Alonzo....
Nothing will happen. We have
been rehearsing for weeks."

87
"I couldn't reach Nanon's robe.
Will you get it for me?"

88
So....
for Alonzo there was an
end to Hate called Death....
and for Nanon, an end to
Hate....called Love.

89
"Malabar,
if I live ten million years,
I'll always say, 'I love you'."

THE END

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