Captain Pantoja and the Special Service - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

This chapter contains a series of reports printed in the newspaper El Oriente which chronicle the events surrounding the murder of 23 year-old Olga Arellano Rosaura, better known as the Brazilian. The first article gives the details of the Brazilian's funeral. The article goes into some detail, describing the scene at the public cemetery in Iquitos. Much to the surprise of those gathered to witness the spectacle, the SSGFRI's most noted "specialist" is buried with full military honors. Her casket is attended by several soldiers in full military dress. Adding to the surprise and confusion of those in attendance is the appearance of Panta Pantoja in his Peruvian Army uniform. Until this time, the townspeople of Iquitos and Loreto were unaware of Pantoja's military affiliation. Father Beltrán officiates and the Brazilian is given a multi-rifle salute. Even more shocking is Pantoja's passionate eulogy. Pantoja's decision to eulogize...

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