The Corn Grows Ripe - 9. The Fiesta Summary & Analysis

Dorothy Rhoads
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9. The Fiesta Summary

In The Fiesta, it is a hot April and Tigre works on his rope for the upcoming celebration for the day of the Holy Cross. He strengthens his arms and his will. He can now stick to doing things he does not like. The village anticipates May, especially the day of the Holy Cross. All the villagers prepare. They clean the church. The dance platform is ready. The men of the village chop down trees to make the bullring. The villagers paint statues of the saints. On May 3rd no one comes from the neighboring village. On May 4th, however, travelers, the orchestra, bull riders and cowboys all come. It is a day of excitement, music, laughter, dancing, feasting and prayer. There is a huge fiesta. Villagers dress up.

Boys come with their ropes. Tigre sees he cannot win. Some of...

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