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Sr. Raúl Musibay, Cayo la Rosa, Bauta, La Habana (Miami)

Recuerdo que, siendo bien pequeño, la Fiesta de los Reyes Magos era el día más esperado del año, ya que los sueños muchas veces se hacían realidad... La noche anterior iba a cortar hierba para los camellos. Yo pensaba que a los camellos les gustaba la hierba de Cayo la Rosa, porque siempre se la comían toda...

Aunque un poco nervioso con la expectativa, la víspera de los Reyes iba a dormirme más temprano.

Los regalos de Reyes más memorables para mí fueron un año en que yo quería una bicicleta y unas botas de vaqueros. Pero, como siempre, me respondían que era difícil, con aquella historia de que los 'Reyes' tenían que traerle regalos a muchos niños. Por eso, en la mejor de las hipótesis yo sólo esperaba una de las dos cosas.

Para mi sorpresa, a la mañana siguiente encontré, al pie del arbolito de Navidad, ¡la bicleta y las botas!

La noche de Reyes más memorable de mi esposa fue cuando se hizo la dormida a ver si conseguía ver alguno de los Reyes. Ya muy tarde, mi suegro Pedro, pensando que su hija estaba dormida, entró al cuarto cubierto con una sábana para colocarle los juguetes al pie de la cama. De repente, la niña le saltó encima diciendo: '¡Ya te agarré!' Como pueden imaginar, menuda sorpresa para los dos.

Translation

By Raúl Musibay, Cayo La Rosa, Bauta, Havana

I remember when I was very young; the Feast of the Magician Kings was the most anticipated day of the year, since on this day many times your dreams were made into reality. The night before we always cut grass for the camels. I thought that the camels really liked the Cayo la Rosa grass, because they always ate all of it!

Although we were a little nervous with expectation, on the eve of the Kings, we always went to sleep early.

For me, the most memorable gifts of the Feast of Kings happened one year in which I wanted a bicycle and some cowboy boots. However, as always, my parents told me that this would be difficult, because the Kings had to bring gifts to so many children. For that reason, I only hoped to receive one of the two things. To my surprise, the following morning I found, at the foot of the little Christmas tree, the bicycle and the boots!

The most memorable Feast of the Magician Kings for my wife was when she pretended to be sleeping to see if she could catch a glimpse of some of the Kings. Already quite late, my father-in-law Pedro, thinking that his daughter was sleeping, entered her room covered with a sheet in order to place the toys at the foot of the bed. Suddenly, my wife jumped up yelling: 'Now I caught you!' As you can imagine, this was more than a small surprise for both of them!

The night in which a girl succeeded in catching King Melchior

La noche en que una niña consiguió agarrar al Rey Melchor...


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