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about that. The judge wants proof.
So I shan't send you to jail again, my
dear friend. l am tired of it, too.'
"All we soldiers looked at the
ground', for we thought our teniente
was a fool, like the judge, and would
let Don Augusto go again. And Don
Augusto looked at us as if we were
dogs I wanted to give him my bay
onet and he smiled and said: 'I
thank you very much, Senor Tenien
te, for sparing me another of the
comedies. It is better for every one.
"Oh, that teniente of mine was a
devil! He got up and shook the hand
of Don Augusto, and he smiled and
said: 'Adios, Senor Don Augusto de
los Reyes. We shall not meet again
for some time, I think. I am very
tired of it myself. Jose!'
We all jumped, hi voice was so
different and the corporal of my
squad stepped forward. 'You will be
the guard of the Senor to his home,'
the teniente said. 'You will need only
your revolver.' He said: 'Jose, be
very careful that he does not escape.'
"You know what that order meant
then? We all knew, and Jose's face
went like ashes he was a coward
anyway and he could hardly say,
'Si, mi teniente.' And that big fat
pig of a Don Augusto, he dropped al
together as if he had no bones, and
he went down on his knees. But my
teniente only laughed and said: 'A
pleasant journey to you, Senor Don
Augusto de los Reyes, and a relief
"And then he took the commissary
reports, and he wrote on them all the
"Adios, Senor Don Augusto. We shall Not Meat Again Jor Some Time.
Illustrated bjy Charles Sarka.