Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Carlos Eire
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Chapter 3 Summary

Carlos's father is a judge, and he is kind and mild mannered. The fact that he is fat lends to his air of softness, despite the fact that he has a very hard edge. He is a rarity as Cuban judges go, for he can be neither threatened nor bribed to work against justice. For this reason, Carlos' childhood is full of hexes. Sometimes, the boys accompany the judge to work. Carlos sits next to his father on the judge's bench as men kowtow to him. These same men fawn over Carlos, and he understands, even at a tender age the beauty of having power. Outside of his work, Louis XVI collects valuable art, including a plate with a picture of Jesus on it whose eyes would follow you wherever you went. Carlos calls this the Eye Jesus. There is also a portrait of the Empress Maria...

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