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What, idiot? That I pay you? Do you worry to lose a couple of small cash? ” “I intended that I pray you will be profitable in taking pictures the man,” the owner acknowledged, telling the falsehood glibly. Captain Ramón was once lower than see the beginning, having a small fever due to his wound, however the humans of the pueblo crowded round Sergeant Gonzales and his males, asking a mess of questions, and the sergeant stumbled on himself the guts of curiosity. “This Curse of Capistrano quickly shall stop to exist! ” he boasted loudly. “Pedro Gonzales is on his path. Ha! whilst I stand face-to-face with the fellow—” front door of Don Diego Vega’s condo opened at that juncture, and Don Diego himself seemed, at which the townsmen puzzled a piece, because it used to be so early within the morning. Sergeant Gonzales dropped a package deal he used to be dealing with, placed his palms upon his hips, and checked out his buddy with surprising curiosity. “You haven't been to bed,” he charged. “But i've got! ” Don Diego declared. “And are up back so quickly? this is a few devilish secret that wishes an evidence! ” “You made noise sufficient to rouse the dead,” Don Diego acknowledged. “It couldn't be helped, caballero, because we're appearing lower than orders. ” “Were it impossible to make your arrangements on the presidio rather than right here within the plaza, or did you're thinking that now not sufficient folks could see your value there? ” “Now, via the—” “Do no longer say it! ” Don Diego commanded. “As an issue of truth, i'm up early simply because i have to make a confounded journey to my hacienda, a trip of a few ten miles, to examine the flocks and herds. by no means turn into a prosperous guy, Sergeant Gonzales, for wealth asks an excessive amount of of a guy. ” “Something tells me that by no means shall I endure on that account,” stated the sergeant, guffawing. “You decide on escort, my buddy? ” “A couple of natives, that's all. ” “If you have to catch up with this Señor Zorro, he most likely might carry you for an attractive ransom. ” “Is he imagined to be among this position and my hacienda? ” Don Diego requested. “A local arrived a short while in the past with observe that he have been obvious at the street operating to Pala and San Luis Rey. We trip in that path. and because your hacienda is the wrong way, doubtless you won't meet the rascal now. ” “I think slightly relieved to listen to you assert it. so that you trip towards Pala, my sergeant? ” “We do. we will try and decide up his path once attainable, and after we have it we will run this fox down. in the meantime, we additionally shall try to locate his den. we begin without delay. ” “I shall look forward to information eagerly,” Don Diego acknowledged. “Good fortune decide on you! ” Gonzales and his males fixed, and the sergeant shouted an order, and so they galloped around the plaza, elevating nice clouds of dirt, and took the street towards Pala and San Luis Rey. Don Diego taken care of them until eventually not anything might be noticeable yet a tiny dust-cloud within the distance, then referred to as for his personal horse. He, too, fastened and rode away towards San Gabriel, and local servants rode mules and a quick distance at the back of. yet earlier than he departed, Don Diego wrote a message and despatched it by way of local courier to the Pulido hacienda.