Death in Samarra by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Artwork by Josh Riley

Narrated and produced by Jacqueline Vitali

The servant turns up at his masters house, terrified

Sir, he says, I saw the angel of death in the market and he gave me the death-stare…

The landlord gives him money and a horse.  

‘Run quickly to Samarra’ He tells him and the servant leaves.

That same afternoon the master is at the market and bumps into the angel of death.

This morning you gave my servant the death stare. He says. 

’It wasn't sup...

'Death in Samarra’ is a short story by the great Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It features three characters plus a narrator.

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