This novella is the true story of Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja. His is the only documented case in Spain of a feral child.

At the age of seven, Marcos was sold by his father to work as a shepherd in a remote valley of the Sierra Morena. The older shepherd, who was teaching him the ropes, suddenly died, leaving Marcos on his own. He had a hard time staying alive until a pack of wolves adopted him. Alma de Lobo describes how Marcos manages to survive in the mountains living a carefree life surrounded by the animals he befriended. Then, the painful process to adapt to the world of humans after his capture, when he was 19-years-old. Hardly anyone believed his childhood stories, but when he was in his 60s an event changed his life…

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