Unformatted text preview: The news that the war is over brings great happiness to the Márez family; immediately María 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. María is happy that Miss Maestas praises Antonio and that, once Once more, the family is united....
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- Fall '08
- golden carp, Antonio, family pray rosary, brings great happiness, prayer sessions, long prayer sessions