El Coyote The Rebel
Henry Holt & Company: 1947. First edition. Hardcover, no jacket. Book very good with bumps on corners, otherwise crisp. Signed.
"'Well, muchacho, the uniform that you will wear will not be exactly like mine, but I assure you that it will be a uniform.'
Under such promises no boy of my caliber would have thought of missing the opportunity of joining the rebels to learn the secret of shooting a rifle, and to master the art of making love to the beautiful senoritas.
That same day, while I was in the recruiting office waiting to be taken to the supply department, there came a countryman and said to the officer in charge, 'Senor Captain, I want to join the rebel army.'
'Good, good,' muttered the officer, taking out of his desk some papers. 'Your name?'
'Jose Maria Dolores del Bosque - the people call me Alacran.'
'Good, good. Your age?'
'I will be twenty-five next week.'
'Good, good. Married?' continued the officer.
'Good, good. Sex?'
'Every night, Captain.'"