The Farming of Bones - Chapters 17-20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 17-20 Summary

Amabelle lies in her room sweating in the heat of the tropics, wishing to let all the water flow from her body so she can shed no more tears. During the days following the death of Raphael Senor Pico is a lost soul, yet still conscious of the character he cuts in the room of important mourners. The old man Papi only craves to sit by the radio and hear the news of the battles taking place back in his beloved Spain. The war in Europe is escalating yet the radio is broadcasting the Generalissimo speaking of the responsibility of all to "carry out justice." Trujillo states that, "Under the protection of rivers, the enemies of peace, who are also the enemies of work and prosperity, found an ambush in which they might do their work, keeping the nation in fear and...

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