The Old Gringo - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

As the guerillas march back to the hacienda, everyone can tell that Arroyo is unhappy and not to be bothered. His hat is pulled down and his serape up, so that only his eyes show. He is quiet, contemplative and his eyes are unfriendly. He knows that his men are anxious to ride forward; they want to connect with Pancho Villa and march to victory. He is torn because he does not want to leave the hacienda where he was born and raised.

Colonel Garcia tells his compatriots that the men are getting restless and Arroyo must make a move. As they march, the old gringo lets himself be pushed further back among the troops, knowing he will face Arroyo's wrath if he gets too close. In later years, then-General Garcia would look back and remark that the old man's bravery sparked envy among the other troops...

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