The Sack Man

"El hombre del saco"
Spanish B2 writing exercise

Learn about this popular Spanish legend.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to obey" and "danger".

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How many times have I heard [talk] about the sack man, when I was little! Parents would ask children that they return home as soon as possible so that the sack man did not take them to an unknown place. It is said that this so evil man wandered the streets with his sack in search of lost children. I was very afraid of this legend and for this reason I never arrived late. This story was widely used to get children to obey. How few children were seen at night! None of them wanted to be in danger. What a bad man!