The last paragraph of the story is rather short. I believe the most memorable lines in this paragraph are:
In the doorway he paused for a moment, and turning to me he said: "They told me that you'd kill me. I came to find out. But killing isn't easy. You can take my word for it." And he headed on down the street.
In the story, Captain Torres is a rebel's worst nightmare. He's also just come in for a shave, and the narrator wonders if Captain Torres knows which side he is on. It is evident by the last lines of the story that Torres does. Indeed, when he sits down for his shave, Captain Torres lazily confesses that "Without any effort I could go straight to sleep," he said, "but there's plenty to do this afternoon." This statement can be interpreted as a quiet warning to the barber not to...
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