A Moment in the Sun by John Sayles

A LOOK AT THE WORLD BEHIND

A MOMENT IN THE SUN

BOOK THREE


CURRENT EVENTS

““Tis gggreat news from the islands,” says Gilhooley…”

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COCKFIGHT

“There are roosters at the front…”

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BETRAYAL

“The soldier is young, not much more than a boy…”

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HOMECOMING

“They are waiting for him on the dock, notepads gaping like the mouths of baby magpies, insatiable…”

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BARREN ISLAND

“The City eats horses. Dozens and dozens are floated over from New York in a day, more than a hundred when it is hot, they say…”

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REGULARS

“The armbands are supposed to make it all right, but you never know in El Paso…”

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INCENDIARY

“This is not the first time Tondo has burned…”

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AN EXECUTION

“The officer walks rather casually before the others…”

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TURKEY SHOOT

“Mariquina has to go…”

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ROUNDSMEN

“You don’t like to see a white foot on a dray horse…”

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THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE

“Diosdado tries to read their smiles…”

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CONEY ISLAND

““It’s a poor cut of meat that wants special wrapping.”…”

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WAGES OF SIN

“Once you know the drill they let you do it in private…”

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ADVANCE OF THE KANSAS VOLUNTEERS

“All yesterday they were at it with shovels, the boys digging and Jubal hauling it off in a wagon…”

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WHITE HOUSE

“He sits on a wooden chair in a hallway lined with other petitioners on wooden chairs, backs to the wall, hats in their laps, all turning to look whenever somebody comes out from the room…”

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DREAM BOOK

“It seems Illinois is worried about minors buying firearms through the mail…”

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A DEATH IN CABANATUAN

“Diosdado carries his uniform in a sack, easy to toss away if they encounter the Americans…”

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WATER CURE

“Hod is happy to sit, even if it is on the suspect’s arm…”

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DEVOLUTION

“Cross-hatching won’t do for it…”

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PEARL OF THE ORIENT

“Even the coolies are staring…”

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT

“Father, my sincere apologies for the tardiness of this missive, but writing paper has been in short supply again and prone, in this wet and unconscionable heat, to dissolve in one’s hand…”

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ON THE HIP

“For at least half a day nobody will tell him what to do…”

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OUR MAN IN PAMANGA

“It is not, at this juncture, the sort of conflict the Correspondent cares to report on…”

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BILIBID

“They send a captain he’s never seen before…”

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LAS CIEGA

“The soldiers sit on a load of track ballast in the gondola, rolling past cane fields where men crouch with curved knives flashing and past rice fields with barefoot women walking up on the dikes carrying parasols to shield them from the brutal sun and tiny clusters of huts where the people wander out to stare at them but nobody shoots…”

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WARRIORS

“Call it sentiment, but a guy will naturally back a slugger of his own complexion…”

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SQUAW MAN

““Arizona,” he lies…”

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SINGING WIRE

“The women cross themselves when they see Diosdado sitting on the dike…”

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CELEBRITY

“They hide Teethadore in the library…”

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GARRISON

“It must be noon by now but they’ve taken all the clappers out of the church bells…”

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CORRESPONDENCE

“They have a new hero…”

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QUANDARY

“There is no telling which one they’ll run until the Chief comes in…”

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PATROL

“There are ten of them, with Junior, a buck sergeant now, in charge…”

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PAN AMERICAN

“The Assassin begins at the Filipino Village…”

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LADY IN THE FOREST

“Nobody can drink that much vino and not have to urinate…”

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TEMPLE OF MUSIC

“The Temple of Music belongs on the head of a Byzantine despot…”

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TELEGRAPH

“They all want to be put wise and expect Shoe to come up with the dope…”

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LAZARUS

“The men don’t want to leave the caves…”

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SCRUBWOMEN

“The townhouse is almost bigger than the Eden Musee,and nothing here is faked in wax…”

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UNDERSTUDY

““He’s gone,” says the messenger…”

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REQUIEM

“It appears that they will have to make their own electric chair…”

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AMBUSH

“Royal is loaded with the rest of the food, with sticks for the fire, with the cookpot and ground mats and the empty Winchester of Joselito, who has come up lame, when they are surrounded by the other band…”

VARIETY ARTS

“The way it works is you got to fill in between one picture and the next…”

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PRODIGAL

“Nilda hangs the Bleeding Jesus over him in the morning…”

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PROMETHEUS

“It is the filth he can’t abide…”

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MONSOON

“It is raining again today…”

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REAPER

“The boy has been following him for two blocks, eyeing the bag, undoubtedly seeking the perfect moment in which to spirit it away…”

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RESCUE

“Jacks watches the sand…”

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ARRIVISTE

“Uncle has put on some muscle…”

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NAGASAKI

“They won’t step ashore in Nagasaki…”

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AMNESTY

“Diosdado searches along the edge till there is nothing but reflection…”

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FORT GREENE

“There are too many trains…”

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ALTERNATING CURRENT

“They are putting her feet in the shoes while Harry sets up the camera…”

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