"Petra crossed herself in gratitude then said thank you over and over like a string of repetitive prayers. All this, just to arrive at a heap of aluminum foil and missing tires,"(135).
The twins are amazed by the opening glass doors
"I'll smash these windows first, then all these glass jars if you don't give us back our money,"(149).
Petra breaks the Jesus statue
"A broken water pipe bubbled up and muddied a section of the road that Perfecto didn't notice until the wagon's back tire dipped and sunk into the deep chocolate mud,"(128).
Estrella goes to the barn and sits on the roof
Soon, they were on the main boulevard again and the twins slowly fell into snowlike quiet, shielded and warm and amazed that their big sister had the magic and the power in her hands to split glass in two,"(156).
"Petra kneels before her statue of Jesus, which features the Son of God standing on a green snake,"(150).