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Unformatted text preview: Despite their disagreements, during High Mass the following day Latour admires Martinez's singing voice as well as the man's undeniable charisma. He discusses the matter of Martinez with Mrs. Kit Carson, who tells him that a disagreement with Martinez will set the Indians against Latour. He confides to Vaillant that he will replace Martinez eventually, but he will replace him with a Spanish priest when he returns from a trip to the Vatican in Rome. Latour returns from Rome a year later with four French priests and one Spanish priest. He appoints the Spanish priest, Father Taladrid, to replace Martinez, allowing him the privilege to celebrate Mass upon Holy Days. When the arrangement proves untenable to Taladrid, Latour decides in favor of the Spanish priest. Martinez, infuriated, forms a schismatic church with Padre Marino Lucero of Arroyo Hondo. Lucero is depicted as an avaricious old man, given to castoff clothing and austere eating Hondo....
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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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