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The Underdogs

A Novel of the Mexican Revolution

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Author: Mariano Azuela
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,390 / 114 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,137 706

Translated by E. Munguia, Jr. Original Title: LOS DE ABAJO.

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hem. I'll stay here all night. Here, my girl, you let the sergeant fry the eggs and warm up the tortillas; you come here to me. See this wallet full of nice new bills? They're all for you, darling. Sure, I want you to have them. Figure it out for yourself. I'm drunk, see: I've a bit of a load on and that's why I'm kind of hoarse, you might call it. I left half my gullet down Guadalajara way, and I've been spitting the other half out all the way up here. Oh well, who cares? But I want you to have that money, see, dearie? Hey, Sergeant, where's my bottle? Now, little girl, come here and pour yourself a drink. You won't, eh? Aw, come on! Afraid of your--er--hus- band . . . or whatever he is, huh? Well, if he's skulking in some hole, you tell him to come out. What the hell do I care? I'm not scared of rats, see!" Suddenly a white shadow loomed on the threshold.

"Demetrio Macias!" the sergeant cried as he stepped back in terror.

The lieutenant stood up, silent, cold and motionless as a statue.

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I think this book is very interesting.It gives us a lot of exitment at every turn of each page.



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