Posted by: janecronin | June 12, 2011

Bilingual Spanish/English eBook – Sid’s Adventures in Spain #14


Whilst Sid sipped his mug of tea, which he had to admit
was a lot nicer than the one he had been served for breakfast
at the hotel, Sid observed the scene around him. Actually he
did more than observe, he also heard and smelt an entirely
new world. It was as though the volume was turned up too
high, with one noise competing with another to be heard. The
general hum of traffic was interspersed with sounding horns,
screeching tyres and running engines. Through the door of
the café came the noise of a gaming machine and a television
set playing pop song videos. At a table next to him there was
a large family made up of several loud adults all talking at
the same time and two or three small children screaming to
make themselves heard. They also had a crying baby who
was ignored for a while, and then picked up and cuddled in a
noisy, demonstrative manner. As he listened more carefully,
Sid also realized he could hear the waves of the sea just a few
metres away and some dogs barking in the distance.

Mientras Sid bebía a sorbitos su taza de té, que tenía
que reconocer sabía mejor que la que le sirvieron en el
desayuno del hotel, Sid observaba la escena que le rodeaba.
En realidad hizo más que observar, también oyó y olió un
mundo completamente nuevo. Era como si hubiesen subido
el volumen demasiado, con un sonido compitiendo con otro
para ser oído. En el sonido general del tráfico se mezclaban
los cláxones, ruedas que chirrían y motores encendidos. Por la
puerta del bar venía el sonido de una máquina tragaperras y una
televisión emitiendo videoclips de música pop. En la mesa de al
lado había una familia grande formada por un grupo de varios
adultos ruidosos todos hablando a la vez y dos o tres niños
gritando para hacerse oír. También había un bebé llorando al
que ignoraron durante un rato, y luego lo cogieron y calmaron
de forma ruidosa y afectuosa. Mientras escuchaba con más
atención, Sid se dio cuenta de que podía oír las olas del mar a
unos metros de distancia y algunos perros ladrando a lo lejos.

Download the eBook here for just €5.95.

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