Babelandia, 1st Edition by Demetrio Aguilera-Malta (auth.)

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Uuua! Uua! Ua ... One fine day, food acquired on my own: a tender bamboo shoot. Peeling it, as if it were a plucked flower. Sucking the sweet nectar. Later on, standing up to beasts and men. Hiding from them. Trying to attack them at the opportune moment. Capturing one of them. Giving him no chance to complain or defend himself. Climbing to the highest branches. Choking him until his eyes bulge and his tongue hangs out. Then throwing him to his followers. Because we don't kill for hunger. Meat disgusts us.

Fine. He turned to Bacchus. -Light my sockets! The order was obeyed. With his own light he tried to analyze these men of government. He attempted a frown. Impossible. With what forehead? He tipped his skeleton until his lower jaw touched his breastbone. Then he straightened up. -Couldn't we close down a radio or televi- sion station? Or at least, at least a newspaper? That always helps. Then alI the country would know immediately that we're on a campaign. Piggy clarified: -The most closeable ones-the forlorn lowcirculation press, that is-we've already taken care of.

Or any related data. We can promise absolute secrecy. -How much? -Half a million pesos. -Fine. He turned to Bacchus. -Light my sockets! The order was obeyed. With his own light he tried to analyze these men of government. He attempted a frown. Impossible. With what forehead? He tipped his skeleton until his lower jaw touched his breastbone. Then he straightened up. -Couldn't we close down a radio or televi- sion station? Or at least, at least a newspaper? That always helps. Then alI the country would know immediately that we're on a campaign.

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