Dishonor, unwritten law, pacts of silence, reckoning, and pain over the loss of a loved one. Everyone knows but no one denounces. Only by word of mouth, for those who want to listen, the truth is told from time to time. Everyone knew that Santiago Nasar was going to die, except for Santiago himself, who is unaware of the mortal sin he committed in the eyes of others.
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