The story’s secret plan ( if there is any ) was light. It was merely about a cat ( Manong ) who took attention of a bull and finally met a miss ( Aning ) on the route. It was obvious that Manong was attracted to Aning chiefly because of her figure. “The underpart of her arm is while and smooth…And her hair is thick and black. ”
The bull in the narrative served as a connexion of the two individuals. It was like in Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Pet Dog” ( I merely realized that I frequently cite this narrative in my commentaries. What can I make? I love this narrative ) . When Manong was holding a repast with the bull on his side. he found the miss bringing H2O on the well and it was obvious that Manong grew “conscious” in her presence which leads to the thought that he likes the miss. But on my reading. he merely likes the miss due to impulsiveness – physical attractive force. His noticeable ideas of the girl’s “breast” was the cogent evidence that he was merely another normal cat who does this thing. Oh. I’m sounding icky.
Their conversation when they talked about their repasts made their official connexion toward each other ( the one Aning confessed that her repast were merely rice and salt ) . “They laughed and felt more at easiness and regarded each other more openly” and “the while he gazed up at her and smiled for no ground. ” And when the pail of H2O fell they started tauntingly faulting themselves. Manong volunteered to make full the empty buket with H2O because he thought that he was “stronger” than her ( I found a sexist tone in this portion though ) . Anyway. when Aning offered him to imbibe H2O from his fetched pail he seemed to be more “conscious” than of all time. “A chortling sound persisted in organizing inside his pharynx at every shoal. It made him self-aware. He was breathless when though. and ruddy in the face. ”
Aning besides offered Manong to remain in their house foor some shadiness and to hold some remainder. Of class. Aning mentioned the “bull” to at least show a ground for the offer ( a really common technique. Lol. ) But I stopped when I read the line. “We have no neighbours. ” I thought that the stoping of the narrative was slightly cryptic but it came to tme that possibly I was merely over responding about this 1. Anyway. back to the issue. I think there was a great possibility of them being lovers. The shutting lines though made me experience a creepy feeling. “He felt strong. He felt that he could follow the slender. lissome figure in front of him to the terminals of the universe. ” It felt awkward.