No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories - Big Mama’s Funeral, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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There Are No Thieves in This Town – 20 year-old Damaso returns to the room he shares with his pregnant mid-30s wife Ana after committing a robbery at the pool hall. All he came away with, though, was a trio of billiard balls, which Ana says are virtually useless. They discuss the robbery for the rest of the evening, Damaso revealing that it was his first attempt at thievery.

The next day, the town is full of rumors about what happened. Ana tells Damaso to stay quietly at home while she goes out to discover what the town is saying. She learns that according to the owner, two hundred pesos were also taken. She also hears comments that “there are no thieves in this town.” When she confronts Damaso about this, Damaso convinces her that there was only twenty five cents...

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