The Death of Artemio Cruz - Chapter 7, 1915: October 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, 1915: October 22 Summary

A soldier, Cruz wraps himself in a blue serape against the icy wind and crouches in an open camp. The army is out of food and water and Cruz is very hungry. The small detachment is chasing the illusive scattered remnants of rival rebel factions. During his time in the revolution, Cruz has learned to survive battle. He is often surprised at the way his body ducks and dodges bullets when he is not consciously aware of any danger.

With a Yaqui Indian named Tobias, Cruz is sent with a message for the enemy commander. The two are caught in a skirmish and a horse falls on Tobias, breaking both of his legs. They are captured and taken to the jail at Perales, where they will likely face a firing squad.

Tobias urges Cruz to escape. As they pass near an...

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