What is the summary for Part 1, Chapter 1 of The Underdogs?

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The first part of the beginning chapter of the novel opens on a hut wherein Demetrio, a noted bandit, lives with his wife and young son. Upon hearing hooves on the ground, Demetrio leaves to avoid suspicion and two soldiers come upon the house. The two men shoot the dog, who has alerted the family of their presence, and enter the house.

The soldiers demand food and drink from the woman, and are very rude and clearly inebriated. They discuss Demetrio and show some respect for him as a great bandit, before the lieutenant begins implying that he wants to take the woman for sex when Demetrio steps out of the shadows and reveals himself. He has an open shot on the men, but allows them to leave so that he doesn't anger any other soldiers or government officials. After the soldiers leave, Demetrio and his family also leave to go to "Father's", and on their journey, they look back to see their house ablaze.

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The chapter opens with a woman cautioning Demetrio to hide because the dog is barking, and she suspects a person is approaching. It's soldiers who shoot their dog and then demand food. They're rude and hostile to the woman.

They inquire where they are; she tells them they're in Limon, which they refer to as "the famous Demetrio Macias country." They continue to be demanding and rude. They call Macias a bandit, and one of them says he was in jail with him at Escobedo in the past.

Demetrio steps out and allows them to leave even though he could easily shoot and kill them. Once they're gone, he tells the woman to go to her father's house. She asks why he didn't kill them, and he says it wasn't their time. She takes the child, and they leave.

Hours later, he looks back toward his home and can see it burning in the distance.

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The scene opens with a man identified as Demetrio, a woman, and a child in a hut.  The woman hears horses' hooves beating the ground, and the bark of their dog only proves that someone is coming.  They are worried about it being a soldier.  The man sneaks out into the night as the two soldiers approach on horseback.  One of the men shoots their barking dog.  Once they get up to the hut, they question the woman and disrespectfully demand food and drink. 

The lieutenant seems to be quite drunk and both men want to know where they are.  When she reveals they are in Limon, they mention the name Demetrio Macias.  They seem to know that Demetrio the bandit lives in this area, and they show some respect for his name. 

The Lieutenant hints at wanting to have the woman for himself.  He even tells the sergeant to make their breakfast while he takes her into the hut. At this point, Demetrio steps into sight.  Although the woman begs for him to shoot the soldiers, Demetrio lets them go.  He has a feeling that more are coming and it would only anger them more if he killed to soldiers.  He then demands her to take the child and go to Father's house.  After she's in the distance, he climbs the mountain and looks back to see a fireball where his house used to be.

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