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Bless Me, Ultima Chapter 3

By Rudolfo Anaya

Chapter 3


  • After Lupito's death, Antonio starts questioning what happens to the soul of a killer. Little dude's a budding philosopher, that's for sure. 
  • His parents argue about Antonio becoming a priest when he grows up. His mom's all about it, but his father's not too keen on the whole deal. 
  • Antonio, meanwhile, has other plans. He starts to question Ultima about her skills. Seems like questioning things is all Antonio does.
  • On his way to church, Antonio sees some of the guys rough-housing. He accidentally "throws" an older boy named "Horse." This act and the fact that Horse is amused by the act serves as Antonio's initiation into the group. Now he's one of the gang.