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                He started away from the car.
                “You said about the Minister of the Treasury?” I asked through the
                “Si!” he called back. “You must know by now, señor. It was I, I who
             told the Presidente what night to cross back down the mountains.”
                The swinging glass bottle glistened, moving away, catching small
             flashes of the lights of the tumbled down world. And I sat there till long
             after he disappeared through the twisted alleys of darkness.

             III. Eyewitness Illustrations

              The weird DNA of leather culture. Under the Sign of the Cross dominating Western
              Civilization for two thousand years, the book of daily readings, The Catholic Mar-
              tyrology, and other titles of saintly suffering, including the kidnap, whipping, and
              crucifixion of the nearly naked and muscular bearded Christ by uniformed soldiers of
              Fascist Rome, inspired generations of Catholic youth with vivid impressions of nudity,
              bondage, and sadomasochism. Saint Among the Hurons was a morose delectation about
              Native Americans torturing handsome French Jesuit priests naked in bondage. What
              a boy reads when he is fourteen marks him forever.

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