Next mornin1

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Next morning, the family travels to El Puerto to help with the harvest; Gabriel accompanies them.  They pass Rosie's whorehouse, and Antonio ponders the sins that will soon cause the town to sink  into a lake of water. Like God, the golden carp punishes sinners; in contrast, the Virgin forgives  sinners. Antonio thinks that the best god would be a woman. One evening, after a day of harvesting, the adults talk about Tenorio's two remaining daughters  building a coffin of cottonwood branches; witches, they say, cannot be buried in coffins made of pine,  piñon, or cedar. They think that the sisters will probably perform a Black Mass, a ritual which Antonio  dreams about. In his dream, he looks into a coffin and sees Ultima; simultaneously, he feels himself  being picked up and comforted. Next day, Antonio joins Ultima and other people on the street to watch the Trementinas as they 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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