The Farming of Bones - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Senor Pico rushes in the house to see his wife and new babies. He is a short man of darker skin than Valencia and has always hoped to rise in the ranks of the military to one day become President of the Republic. Pico is enthralled with his new son, and announces that he shall be named Raphael after the great Generalissimo Trujillo. Juana and Amabelle retreat out to the yard by the fire to eat with Luis who is visibly shaken.

Luis tells of how afraid he was in the speeding car with the Senor, driving home so fast to see his babies. Three men were walking in the road and although Senor Pico blew the horn and two men ran the third was hit and flew into the ravine. Luis claimed they stopped to look for him, but saw nothing. He believes it was a...

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