|Juan Darién (1920) [Short Story]|
by Horacio Quiroga
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When her infant son dies, a generous and lonely woman takes in a stray tiger cub and decides to raise it as her own. She suckles the animal and soon it looks just like a boy. A nearby snake gives the woman a warning: if ever a mother accuses the child of being an animal, he will again take on his original form.
Original title: Juan Darién
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Animals
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Tragedy And Loss
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories, the (1976) [Collection]
Author: Horacio Quiroga