By Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson, Allen Maxwell
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Our father Adam was on the operating table, and the rib had been taken from his side. God placed it on a stand nearby, and had turned away to wash His hands when the wildcat came in. "Let it be known, señoras de mi alma, that the gato montés, Page 5 during the first days of creation, sported a long tail. He came into the operating room in search of food. You see, God had been too busy with man and had had no time to prepare comida for his innocent creatures. Well, God's back was turned, and the cat saw the rib.
So, qué bueno. " Later the king, very angry, called Manuelito into his presence and said: "Juan Soldadillo, tonight you are to guard three ounces of my gold. " The king tricked Manuelito by having two other servants steal the gold. Manuelito rushed to his pseudo brother and said: "After I am executed you are to claim my body. Watch over it throughout the night. Then get a horse, the most ladino of those in the king's stable. Hitch this horse to a hack. Look; I want you to listen well to this that I have to say.
Well, all right," said Julio. " "No, upon second thought," said Antonio, "I shall go to the inn and you run down to the municipal palace and ask for permission to give a play tonight. " Julio went immediately to the presidencia and greeted the alcalde. " asked the latter. Julio gave a pagaré (an IOU) for the official document. The price was three pesos. Then he went in search of a corral and after an hour or so he found what he wanted. He gave the proprietor of the place his pagaré for five pesos.
A Good Tale and a Bonnie Tune (Texas Folklore Society Publications Series, 32) by Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson, Allen Maxwell