I had just started reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude and kinda just blew off this reading assignment. Fifteen years later, that little bit of brain spackle just sticks in the wall of my mind, y’know? Now I wanna read it.
It’s about a priest, who learns he’s going to die, and is given the advice to spend his last days with some native peoples… somewhere. He arrives where he’s going in a boat.
I remember one plot point beyond that from a class discussion: a funny scene where the priest is chased around his lodgings by a bear.
Can’t remember if this is a short story or novella.
It was around 1989 when I was given the assignment; my guess is that it was an older story written some time before that. Nope, don’t remember the textbook, either. Goes without saying I don’t recall the author. Doubt if it was Hemngway or London, but I wouldn’t rule it out.
Okay, Dopers. Time’s a-wasting.