Believing himself to be hopelessly lost

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Believing himself to be hopelessly lost, Latour closes his eyes. When he reopens them, he sees a  juniper in the form of the cross. He kneels at the base of the juniper to make his devotions and rises  refreshed. Following his devotions, Latour's horses smell water. He follows them for an hour until they lead him  to a stream. Latour is greeted by a young woman at the stream who cannot believe that a priest has  actually come to her village. Latour has endured many hardships to assume his new appointment. Once there, he has to endure  the further hardship of a diocese that does not accept his authority. Stoically, Latour embarks for  Mexico to procure the proper paperwork from the Bishop of Durango. Cather relates these hardships  in a matter-of-fact tone that heightens the readers' perception of the Bishop's quiet acceptance of his  duties.
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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