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1882 Excerpt: ...away. I was indignant and did not speak to her all
the night. The next morning, we made up our bundles and were ready
to start en route, when we perceived that a dozen cavaliers were at
our heels. The cowardly Andalusians, who always talked fight, at
once made a piteous face. It was the deuce take the hindmost.
Dancaire, Garcia, a boy of Ecija, who was called Remendado, and
Carmen, kept their presence of mind. The rest had abandoned the
mules, and threw themselves into the ravines where the horses could
not follow them. We were unable to take our beasts, and we hastened
to unfasten the most valuable of our booty and load it upon our
shoulders. Then we tried to escape over the rocks, down the
steepest declivities. We cast our bundles before us, and followed
them as well as we could by sliding down on our feet and hands. All
this time the enemy kept firing at us, and for the first time I
heard the balls whistle by my head. However, that affected me but
little, for one is always brave in the view of the woman he loves.
We all escaped except poor Remendado, who received a ball in his
thigh. I threw away my bundle and tried to take him. "Fool " yelled
Garcia, "what will we do with a carcass? Finish him, and don't lose
the cotton." "Throw him down " Carmen cried to me. Fatigue obliged
me to lay him down for an instant in the shelter of a large rock.
Garcia turned back, placed the muzzle of his gtm in his face, and
pulled the trigger. "Very expert would he be who would recognize
him now," said he, looking at the face that a dozen bullets had
plowed. That, senor, is the kind of life I have led. That evening
found us in a thicket, exhausted with fatigue, with nothing to eat,
and ruined by the loss of our mules and goods. What ...
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