''She sat on the opposite seat, away from the window, facing her mother. They were both in severe and poor morning clothes.''
''The women and the girl got off the train and crossed the abandoned station.'' ''The women and the girl entered the town without disturbing the siesta.'' ''They went directly to the parish house.''
''The women scratched the metal grating on the door with her fingernail.'' ''I need the priest.'' ''How can i help you? he said'' 'The keys to the cemetery, said the women''
''Which grave are you going to visit?'' ''Carlos Centeno's '' ''The thief who was killed here last week,'' ''I am his mother.'' ''The priest scrutinized her.'' ''Didn't you ever try getting him on the right track?''
''Rebecca a lonely widow who lived in a house full of odds and ends, heard above the sound of the drizzling rain someone trying to force the front door from outside.'' ''She got up, rummaged around in her closet for an ancient revolver.'' ''She clutched the weapon with both hands closed her eyes and squeezed the trigger.''
''He gave them instructions about how to find Carlos Centeno's grave.'' ''When they came back they didn't have to knock.'' ''The people have noticed , you better go out the back door to the patio.'' ''Thank you'' ''We're all right this way'' ''She took the girl by the hand and went into the street.