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Unformatted text preview: The news that the war is over brings great happiness to the Mrez family; immediately Mara lights many candles, allows Ultima to burn incense, and insists that the whole family pray rosary after rosary together. The memory of the long prayer sessions segue into one of Antonio's dreams: He is at the river, where he hears the voices of his " lost brothers" saying that they are coming home from beyond the land of their father's dreams (California), from the land of the golden carp (the Far East). They ask Antonio for his hand, his "saving hand" and then, suddenly, with a crash, their "dark figures" tower above him. Antonio wakes in a fright and runs out into the cold night, where he sees his brothers cresting the hill, coming homeward. Once more, the family is united. Mara is happy that Miss Maestas praises Antonio and that, once Once more, the family is united....
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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.
- Fall '08