The Old Gringo - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Harriet is standing in the middle of the crowd, a young woman in American clothing, clearly frightened, but determined to be respected. The old gringo realizes her danger, even though she seems to be unable to grasp it. He recognizes that she is an American with an East Coast accent. She is trying to communicate with those around her, explaining that she has been hired by the owners of the hacienda, the Miranda family, to teach their children.

The old gringo can tell by the look on Arroyo's face that he is going to toy with Harriet. The old gringo knows he must get to her and try to gain enough control of the situation to avoid her possible murder. He also sees in the general's eyes some internal conflict. He thinks Arroyo is like a dangerous buffoon. When he reaches the young lady she asks for...

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