And the Earth Did Not Devour Him - The Little Burnt Victims Summary & Analysis

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In “The Little Burnt Victims,” Don Efrain and Dona Chona Garcia are farm workers with three small children. Raulito is seven, Juan is six, and Maria is five. One evening the family goes to see a movie about boxing and Don Efrain buys boxing gloves. He strips the children down to their shorts and rubs alcohol on their chests as they had seen done in the movie. Though Dona Chona objects to the play, Don Efrain points out that perhaps one of their children will become a boxing champion which will take the family out of poverty.

Each day, Don Efrain and Dona Chona go to the fields to work, leaving the three children at home alone. They worry about them but there is no alternative. One day they see smoke from the direction of their house and they rush back...

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