BRAZIL: Continued Story

Fourteen years ago a young Brazilian, Virgilino Ferreira da Silva, persuaded the trusting Assembly of the State of Pernambuco to make him an honorary captain in its constabulary so that he might avenge his father who had been murdered in Pernambuco's hinterland. The Assembly made a mistake.

Virgilino turned outlaw. He wore a bright red sombrero, glittering hornrimmed spectacles, and a gold-&-silver-studded cartridge belt that held four rows of shells, and was so broad that he could not bend at the waist. He killed so many men and stuck their decapitated heads on...

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