Antonio accompanies his father and Ultima across the plains and listens to them speak of their plain

Antonio accompanies his father and Ultima across the plains and listens to them speak of their plain

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Antonio accompanies his father and Ultima across the plains and listens to them speak of their  plains heritage and the inherent values that come from living on the plains. It is a conversation that is  filled with hope and beauty, startling contrasts to what he experiences inside the Téllez house, as he  listens to the rain of melon-sized stones on the roof. Calmly, Ultima tells the men to build a platform,  upon which she will place three bundles, symbolic of the three Comanche men who were improperly  buried. After setting fire to the platform, as was the Comanche tradition, Antonio hears Ultima's owl  hoot. Her work is done. Téllez tells her that supernatural things began happening to him after  Tenorio denounced her and he defended her honor about a month ago, in a saloon in El Puerto. That night, Antonio dreams of his brothers, calling to him from the depths of the river, asking for 
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