Anastasio asks the chief to let Luis tend to his wound. Venancio isn't thrilled with this suggestion since he is "the doctor" but eventually steps back and allows it. The men watch as Luis dresses Demetrio's wound. The process of fixing him up causes much pain to Demetrio. He stifles moans at every move Luis makes. He is able to sleep then, and he wakes the next morning much happier. Meanwhile, the Federal troops seemed to have disappeared. Corn and beans then became plentiful for everyone. Demetrio is so thankful and appreciative of Luis that he makes sure that Luis gets the same treatment from his men as they give him.
The next afternoon the men lay and listen to Venancio's stories. It's a lazy day for the men as they listen, and some even fall asleep. Luis was so impressed with his stories that he praises him. Luis tells him that with his intelligence, he could go to school after the revolution and truly become a doctor. From that point on, Luis earned all of their admiration, for the men begin to call him "Louie" all the time.