SINS OF THE FATHER
The Prodigal Sin
It is the summer of 1864 and a lone horseman rides into the humble Mexican village of Santuario. The horseman is a thin and dissolute pistolero, gunman, with a full head of long matted hair and no hat. In the mid-day heat of Santuario no souls tread the dust. Insects hide upon the sparse shadows of adobe walls. The pistolero feels the prosecution of the sun
The pistolero finally dismounts carefully not far from the little adobe capilla, chapel. Softly he approaches and then he enters the cloak of the Church. He maneuvers slowly down the aisle of wooden benches toward the altar. There at the altar a young priest kneels with his back to the pistolero at the feet of a tattered crucified Jesus.
When the stealthy pistolero is only a footstep behind the…
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