The gnomes found out that the humans have counterfeited their precious ruby. But is only when the patriarch gnome tells the story behind the firsts rubies that the gnomes understand how valuable their unique stones are. Later we talk about the political times in which Ruben Dario lived.
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Book: Spanish American Short Story: A Critical Anthology by Seymour Menton. Published by UCLA Latin American Center Publications, University of California, Los Angeles and University of California Press. The story was translated by Jill Gibian.