The News from Paraguay - Chapter 16: Piribebuy Summary & Analysis

Lily Tuck
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Chapter 16: Piribebuy Summary

In the quaint village of Piribebuy, Ella almost forgets the turmoil surrounding her. En route, she turns around when one of her servants is shot and ends up defending herself by killing a native Brazilian with her sword. The servant dies, and she barely escapes.

Asuncion is occupied and sacked by the Brazilian army. Houses are gutted, including Obispo Cue. Stoneworker Alonzo Taylor sees Frederick Masterman and Franco's sisters while marching. He talks to a Senora that he knows. Many of the prisoners, including the Senora, are shot in a firing squad. Inocencia and Rafaela are released and soon begin tussling with each other.

Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson has the fortune to board a British vessel shortly after surrendering. He meets up with his brother in Buenos Ayres, and they reminisce about family and the war as they eat.

Franco makes it to Piribebuy and has dinner...

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