The Living Age Volume 308

The Living Age Volume 308

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...found that Agapito's 'club men' had taken possession of the polls. The people were intimidated and bowed to the will of the cacique. Nothing could be done until he said the word. At the last moment, the mayor had sold out to Agapito and had thrown his influence in favor of that boss saying: 'A known evil is better than an unknown blessing, ' and asserting that Don Agapito might be a boss, but Don Chrisanto would be one also if he gained the election. So the morning passed. Things looked quiet enough on the surface, though there was much ferment beneath. It might be that when they came to count the votes, the wrath of the people would burst forth. Everyone expected the day to end with bloodshed. Don Chrisanto personally supposed he'was beaten, but Ignacio still insisted that he had won. The electors protested, because it looked as though the returns would not be decided by the ballots. Noon came. In the first precinct, the judges of election for Don Chrisanto said it was time for lunch. They were going home since it was no use remaining longer. Don Agapito's supporters said that the Cortes did not stop at noon, that elections were more important than luncheons, let them get on with the work and give their stomachs a rest. While they were still arguing, a man came in announcing that he was bringing dinner for everyone with Don Chrisanto's compliments; that election was one thing and a dinner another, and there was no use quarreling over the latter. The fellow withdrew to return in a. moment with a great basket, which he set down on the ground on one end of the table. In a moment, he was unpacking napkins and table cloth and bottles of claret. By this time the election judges had forgotten that they...
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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 785g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782038
  • 9781236782038