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Unformatted text preview: Ultima bags the vile mixture and plans to burn it at the site where the dancing took place. Antonio senses that their work is done. Later that summer, while fishing and wondering why Ultima could save Lucas' life and why the priest couldn't, Antonio is hailed by Cico, who offers to show him the golden carp if he will take an oath never to kill a carp. Cico also wants Antonio to recognize the golden carp as a god, but Antonio can say only that he wants to do so. He must, ultimately, as a Catholic, recognize only God, the god of the Catholic Church. They stop briefly at Narciso's garden, eat carrots, then encounter some boys who taunt Antonio about Ultima's being a witch. Distressed, Antonio vomits bright yellow carrot juice and froth, and the boys are so repulsed that they flee....
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- Fall '08