The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela:|
he commanded in a loud voice.
"What? What did you say?" Valderrama cried in sur-
prise. "The men of the sierra? Those brave men who've
not yet done what those chickens down in Aguascalientes
and Zacatecas have done all the time? Our own brothers,
who weather storms, who cling to the rocks like moss
itself ? I protest, sir; I protest!"
He spurred his miserable horse forward and caught
up with the General.
"The mountaineers," he said solemnly and emphati-
cally, "are flesh of our flesh, bone of our bone. Os ex