At a suburban station near Guadalajara, a crowd of evil-looking men swarmed into third-class carriages attached to the Mexico City Express.

As the train gathered speed, they took up positions at the ends of each car—lolled negligently and talked to the brakemen and train guards. Suddenly one of the men whipped out a revolver and fired point-blank at the conductor of the train, who miraculously escaped being hit. At this signal more revolvers cracked, knives darted at the bewildered train guards, all of whom were killed.


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