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Chapter 10: brigand life.

Tres Pinos, a white hamlet on the Rio San Benito, was selected for the scene of his revenge. A mail passes through Tres Pinos every night. The place consists of a post office, a tavern, a stable, a drinking bar, a smithy, and a barn. Leandro Davidson kept the hotel, Andrew Snyder owned a store. Snyder was rich. If all went well with him, Vasquez could reckon on adding the profit of money and horses, to the pleasure of revenge.

Starting from Rock Creek, but leaving Rosalia at San Embro, the brigands rode down the San Benito Valley till they came within easy distance of Tres Pinos. Here they changed hats and cloaks, and gave a last look at their arms. Leiva and Gonzalez went up to the hamlet, with orders to lounge into the bar-room one by one, to call for drink, to count

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