"All of this made Perfecto feel a little better and he stopped digging his boot into the soil," (94). This shows, Perfecto's relief when he realize he is leaving them money if he wants to go back to Mercedes.
"Petra took a clove of garlic and ground it in the molcajete, and added another when she thought of bewitchment," (120). As you can see, she is planning to eat the garlic to hopefully help her cope her disease.
"I think the boy's got dysentery. But I'm not a doctor, and I got no lav for sampling. You gonna have to get him to the main hospital in Corazon," (142). This shows, the nurse gave her diagnose to them and told them that Alejo is very ill.
She felt like two Estrella. One was a silent obedient phantom who obediently marked a circle with a stick around the bungalow as the mother requested, while the other held the crowbar and the money," (150). This shows that, Estrella is willing to do anything to help Alejo feel better. She would even rob the g
"She [Estrella] walked to the porch and saw Perfecto leaning against the wagon with his arms folded," (168). This shows that, Perfecto might leave them like Estrella's real father did and is confuse what she feels about it.
"She had trust the soles of her feet, her hands, the shovel of her back, and the pounding bells in her heart. Her feet brushed close the edge of the roof and it was there that she stopped," (175) As you can see, she is contemplating to jump, but became contempt that her life won't be perfect and that she is the glue to her family.