Avenue of Mysteries - Chapters 12-14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12, Zaragoza Street, reverts back to Juan Diego's childhood. Vargas insisted that the circus people took care of their children. The local circus was named Circo de La Maravilla because of “The Wonder” who was the star performer. Vargas told Edward he should talk to a woman named Soledad, the lion tamer's wife. The plan was to tout Lupe as a fortune teller and Juan Diego as her interpreter.

Zaragoza Street was where the prostitutes spent their time. Juan Diego and Lupe sometimes went there. One night, they encountered a transvestite named Flor who offered up some information about the circus. While they were talking, they saw a young American draft dodger everyone calls the Good Gringo. He often sang “The Streets of Laredo.” He was involved in a fight. Lupe suggested they take him back to their room. He was obviously drunk...

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