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Probably you'll switch your brain if you happen to study it. you've been talking of this Señor Zorro. What if I inform you that the highwayman is being shielded and guarded and fed via Don Carlos Pulido? ” “That is striking! ” “And that the Doña Catalina is a celebration to the treason? And that the beautiful señorita has noticeable healthy to speak treasonably and dip her lovely arms right into a conspiracy opposed to the country? ” “This is earlier trust! ” Don Diego cried. “Some nights in the past Señor Zorro used to be on the Pulido hacienda. caution was once fetched the comandante by means of a local who's dependable. Don Carlos aided the bandit in tricking the warriors, concealed him in a closet, and while Captain Ramón used to be there by myself, this highwayman stepped from the closet and attacked him treacherously and wounded him. ” “By the saints! ” “And if you have been long gone and the Pulidos have been your houseguests, señor, Señor Zorro used to be in your home, talking to the señorita, while the comandante walked in upon them. And the señorita grasped Captain Ramón via the arm and frustrated him until eventually this Señor Zorro had made reliable his break out! ” “It is previous comprehension! ” Don Diego exclaimed. “Captain Ramón has positioned ahead of me 100 such goods of suspicion. are you able to ask yourself now that I had them positioned in cárcel? Did I simply have them placed below arrest, this Señor Zorro might mix forces with them and relief them to flee. ” “And your intentions, Excellency? ” “I shall hold them in cárcel whereas my soldiers run down this highwayman. I shall strength him to admit and implicate them—and then they shall have a tribulation. ” “These turbulent instances! ” Don Diego complained. “As a devoted man—and i'm hoping an admirer of mine—you should still wish to work out foes of the kingdom confounded. ” “I do! such a lot truly do I! All genuine foes of the kingdom should still obtain punishment. ” “I am joyed to listen to you assert that, caballero! ” the governor cried, and he reached around the desk and grasped Don Diego fervently by way of the hand. there has been a few extra speak that amounted to not anything, after which Don Diego took his depart, for there have been different males ready to determine the governor. After he had left the workplace the governor regarded throughout at Captain Ramón and smiled. “You are correct, comandante,” he stated. “Such a guy couldn't be a traitor. it should tire him an excessive amount of to imagine treasonable strategies. What a guy! He needs to be adequate to force that previous fire-eater of a father of his insane! ” Don Diego made his approach slowly down the hill, greeting these he handed, and preventing back to treat the little plants that blossomed by way of the wayside. on the nook of the plaza he met a tender caballero who used to be comfortable to name him pal, one of many small band of guys who had spent the evening at Don Alejandro’s hacienda. “Ha! Don Diego, a good day to you! ” he cried. after which he reduced his voice and stepped closer. “Has, by way of any likelihood, the guy we name chief of our league of Avengers despatched you a message at the present time? ” “By the brilliant blue sky—no! ” Don Diego stated. “Why should still he? ” “This Pulido enterprise. it sort of feels an outrage. a few of us were puzzling over no matter if our chief doesn't intend to take a hand in it.