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Soldier's increasingly horrified face as he looks at all of these. Appropriately enough, the explosive barrels inside the storage building are arranged by color to look like a large bullseye. RED Scout is disarming the bomb and it asks him to press one of two "yes" buttons. He picks the green one. Then he switches the light on and notices the dozen other bombs in the car. Even funnier if you remember that Scout is one of the characters who is illiterate.
When trying to unlock the deactivation panel, he realizes he doesn't have the key. One of the orphans, a young lame boy with crutches is smoking. As Soldier comes to inspect him, he hurriedly throws away his cigarette Heavy takes so long deciding a move that Medic flips the board. Look at Soldier when Medic's shield is revealed. The others are covering their faces. Soldier covered his crotch.
Sniper and Scout pretty much strolling along behind as Heavy, Soldier, and Pyro carve the way forward. They bro-fist each other because they have nothing to do. The other team has Pyro on communications duty.
Scout is visibly annoyed. Scout muttering "Please let there be pants" over and over as he sees some bare legs standing in the middle of a blood covered floor.
In no particular order: He jumps through a wall, leaving an Australia-shaped hole! But look, but look, Sam, they deserved no better, the faithless villains! And then he gives a black and bitter look at his empty glass and says nothing for a long long time. Well as you can imagine I decided this was most surely not the proper time to tell him the truth about my own doings in Mexico.
–DREAMING NICARAGUA: Outtakes | Fenway Press
It has to do with Mexico. So I just blurt it all out: In the early part of the month an ingenious attempt was made by the Mexican general Ampudia, to cause desertion among the foreign-born members of our army, by means of an exciting pamphlet circulated among them.
Some desertions took place, but in general the appeal was treated with scorn and indignation, as every such attempt deserves to be treated. I joined the San Patricio Batallion. We had our own flag: And yes, I was at Buena Vista and yes, I was shooting in your direction. And yes, I was at Churubusco, too. Your people were closing in and things looked right sour for us and the Mexicans wanted to surrender and ran up the white flag, but we knew what would happen if Scott got his hands on us so we rassled the boys with the flag pole actually shot one of them!
Jesse just stares and stares. And that saved my neck. So I was over with the remaining handful of the Saint Patricks, over defending the, what do they call it? But when the castle fell and we heard about the whippings and brandings and hangings, some of us made plans to head south, got ourselves Mexican clothes, horses. After a while he calms down but still says nothing.
And then he sighs the biggest deepest sigh I ever heard. And then he goes all quiet and wanders off to the bow and sits there for the rest of the trip back to San Juan. When we tie up he just climbs up the steps of the jetty and walks away without saying a word. I just assume our friendship is over. But then one night at the Dime Saloon I hear his voice behind me and he says: The long and short of it is he says we should take it up between us where we left it off.
What happened in Mexico is past and over. What was done was done. We was mere boys. We was in a war. Nothing to excuse or forgive or pardon.
Just put it behind us. Well you can imagine my relief. I clap him on the back and say I hope we stay bosom brothers till the end of time. So we have a few more whiskies and it looks like bygones are bygones for good.
I did things in Mexico too. Look them in the face as you shove it in. But still, I did it. Up in the castle, up on the hill. They were just boys, really.
One of them, he jumped, off the battlements. I caught the other just right there in his rib cage. His little tasseled blue cap fell off. He was holding that flag of theirs in one hand.
And he grabbed aholt of the barrel of my gun with the other. Looked me right in the eye. After that we tried our best to go on with our lives as though nothing had happened. We succeeded for the most part. Things began to return to normal between us. In fact, he became my best friend, even better than before. We could tell each other anything. We had no secrets from one another.
Still the battle shout went up echoing and breaking among those romantic glades—still peal after peal of musketry hurled forth torrents of death—and still mangled and groaning, high bosoms sunk among the sedgy reeds, while the lifeblood oozed blacker and thicker between the blades. Dressed in designer rawhide, chaps, gunbelt and sombrero he declaims his Songs of the Sierras. What we do know is that Cincinnatus Heine Miller left his sheltered Willamette Valley home in the early s to participate in the larger dramas of his age.
Like his compatriots, the narrator revels in his savage freedom. He and his mates care only about fame. For them, the only vice is cowardice. They pass through wild, dark forests. Walker asks the young man about his home and family.
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No, says the young man: At which point Walker turns in his saddle. He held his bent head very low, A sudden sadness in the air; Then turned and touched my yellow hair And took the long locks in his hand, Toyed with them, smiled and let them go.
From that moment the Chief becomes for the young man all a father, friend, could be. They come upon an ancient city half-hidden in the jungle. There are martial adventures mano a mano with savages, battles in which the American always emerge triumphant. Long rides, more skirmishes. Is this San Juan del Sur?
In any case, after their battles the filibusters rest in the red-hot days beneath the aforementioned trees. Their love ignites like wildfire.
We loved in the sufficient sun We lived in elements of fire. They spend time lying side by side in a canoe, tangled in a love too passionate for speech, under the observant gaze of the red-eyed crocodile.
She gives him a token cut of virgin gold; she says it is held sacred by her tribe; it will guard him against any enmity from her people. Walker and his band suffer reverses.
They flee by sea. The white city fades on the horizon. The young man loudly laments that he must leave his beloved. Then he sinks into a deep sleep. He never sees Walker or the girl again. I know not which I mourn the most. My brother or my virgin bride, My chief or my unwedded wife.
He knows that some are glad Walker is dead. Speak ill who will of him, he died In all disgrace; say of the dead His heart was black, his hands were red— Say this much and be satisfied; Gloat over it all undenied. I only say that he to me, Whatever he to others was, Was truer far than any one That I have known beneath the sun.
Over the years Miriam and Joaquin have been friends, very close friends. In Miller turns up in China. The Boxer Rebellion is in full swing. He meets a young U. Marine, a teenager, named Smedley Butler, off on his first real campaign to make the world safe for U.
Miller now fades from view, but not Smedley Butler. He will go on to serve in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and in the s in Nicaragua, fighting first against Benjamin Zeledon, and later against Sandino and the first generation of Sandinistas.
Butler retells the story during a public speech in Philadelphia. As Mussolini is widely admired in the U. In the end, Butler publicly apologizes. Inwith thousands of unemployed American workers camped out on the Mall in Washington, and the ruling class quaking in its boots, Butler exposes a Wall Street plot to topple President Roosevelt and install him—Butler—as Military Dictator. No one believes him. That same Roosevelt says of Anastasio Somoza I: Anastasio Somoza IIon a trip to Italy, buys a headless equestrian statue of Mussolini, has a bronze copy of his own head attached to it, and ships it to Managua, where it looms ominously over a central intersection.
The horse cracks open and the head goes rolling. Within a year, American and Nicaraguan mercenaries the Contras are once again shedding Nicaraguan blood. Government and drives a hundred old trucks and school buses to Nicaragua. So for over a hundred and fifty years North Americans have managed to find their way by land, by sea, by air, steampower, sailpower, dieselpower, jetfuel, horseback, burroback, buckboard, surfboard, panga, footleather, in person or in imagination, down to Nicaragua.
Some have come for adventure only to meet bullet, cholera or gangrene; some have come for easy money only to be surprised by love; some, who spent their youth amid the smoking ruins of peasant villages and the stench of rotting bodies, have found atonement sweating in Nicaraguan trenches to lay the foundations of country schoolhouses; some have come to check out the scene, only to find themselves drawn in, coaxed in, settling in; and a few have come simply to wait for death.
This is all one story. It seems a shame all these worthy countrymen of ours feel only California can slake their thirst for a new life when all of Nicaragua sits here like an apple ripe for the picking. The climate here is too tropical for our northern friends.
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They require the salubrious zephyrs of a breezy highland, not some swampy hellhole like San Juan del Norte. Well there you have it. The task would be to lay your hands on a salubrious zephyr or two, throw in half a peck of breezy highlands, and print your advertisement. Not so, my dear Colonel. This is a big country. Much of it unexplored. Get away from the Caribbean coast, inland, or along the lake, and the climate changes markedly.
Have you been upriver yet, up to San Carlos and the Chontales coast? No, of course not, you just arrived. But I recommend a look-see.
And enterprizing man—or group of men—could do much, do much. I for one would be deeply gratified to see a steady stream of Anglo-Saxon settlers pass by my door en route not to California but to their new plantations and estates in Nicaragua. Jake, who had met a miner—an Englishman, no less—returning from Granada to his holdings up in the hills above Juigalpa that were beginning to produce a bit of glitter, allowed as how he might sashay up there and take a look for himself.
This is not a problem.