"the cries of a new born child were heard over the roar of the waters and the screams of the drowning!
All those forced onto the roof tops froze in that brief moment and as if hearing the anguish the river found mercy in its destructive heart and retreated back to its channel leaving behind those it had so cruelly taken.
The cries ended and slowly life returned and the priest could be heard muttering 'an angel, an angel!'"
Her father Jose was perhaps the most amazed by the event, kept away from his family by the raging currents he could not have swam to them from the town hall. yet just before he thought we would miss the birth of his fourth child the balcony upon which he stood collapsed, the cold water dragged him along but when all seemed lost a hand from nowhere grabbed him and pulled him from deaths grip, to the shock of all as well as himself he had made it to the family home and not more than half an hour later his daughter was born.
|Jose goes to ask his daughter what the matter is, she has not come down for dinner and Maria is getting into one of her grumpy moods|
|Rosa shows her father the cupboard in which she is certain that mice are hiding.|
|father and daughter pose for a portrait|
|unfortunately the painter has to paint them from behind for some reason?|