"The train emerged from the quivering tunnel sandy rocks, began to cross the symmetrical, iinterminable banana plantations,"
"you'd better close the window," the woman said "Your hiar will get full of soot." They were the only passengers in the lone third-class car." " The girl qws twelve years pld," The woman seemed too old to be her mother," "Somoeone accustomed to poverty."
'It was almost two. At that hour, weighted down by the drowsiness, the town was taking a siesta. The stores, the town offices, the public school were closed, and didn't re open util a little before four, when the train went back."
" The woman of the house appeared at the door,""I need the priest she said, It's an emergency" "the far door opened and this time the priest appeared," she asked for the keys to the cemetary. " Which grave are you hear to visit ?" she said " "Carlos Centeno," " The thief who was killed here last week," yes " I am his mother."
He "scrutinized her." " Didn't you ever try to get him on the right track?" the woman answered " He was a very good man." the priest responded, " God's will is inscrutable, "they got the key and the priest gave them instructions to his grave and instructions for the keys. " te woman listened to his directions with great attention but thanked him without smiling."
" wait a moment," he said. A crowd had formed surrounding the building. " everybody is at the windows." the priest said, " Wait until the sun goes down," " thankyou," " We're all right this way." she took the girl and went on the street to catch their train back home.