Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa - Chapters 14-17, Bolas, The Match, Itchy Hoofs, To Iguaçu Summary & Analysis

Francis Kalnay
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Chapters 14-17, Bolas, The Match, Itchy Hoofs, To Iguaçu Summary

Chapter fourteen shows Juan busy constructing a bola, a hunting weapon comprised of three strips of cowhide fit together into a Y shape. Balls are attached to each end. When the gaucho throws the bola, it wraps around the feet of an animal, like, say, an ostrich, and causes it to fall. It takes practice, and Juan is busy making one small enough for Pedro to handle. All the while, Juan's quiet appearance belies a tumultuous emotional state. A bunch of gauchos are racing horses close by, kicking up a lot of dust. The young boys are cheering Chúcaro. Juan is worried that Armando will rope him. People hurry home for church in time for the big show. Juan then thinks it might rain...

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