What is the summary for Part 1, Chapter 5 of The Underdogs?

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Cordoniz and Montanez are awakened by the sound of a gunshot.  They leave their hut to investigate, and hear the sounds of women crying in fright and men, awakened from their slumber as well, reaching for their guns.  Pancracio, who had been on guard duty, approaches, leading a young man covered with dust and bleeding from a wound near his foot.  The stranger asks to see the commander, and reveals that although he had been drafted by the Federals, he is a revolutionary, and had managed to desert during a battle two days ago. 

Pancracio and Montanez rough the prisoner up and want to shoot him, but Demetrio appears, trying to find out what is going on.  He orders the prisoner brought before him.  The prisoner announces that his name is Luis Cervantes, and that he is "a medical student and a journalist".  He claims to have written "a piece in favor of the revolution", and says that because of that he was "persecuted...caught...and landed...in the barracks".  He tells a melodramatic tale of his travails, but when all is said and done, wants to make himself clear on one point.  Cervantes swears that he "pursue(s) the same ideals, and...defend(s) the same cause" that the revolutionaries defend, causing Demetrio to wryly ask, "What cause are we defending?"  Pancracio impatiently urges Demetrio to let them shoot the prisoner, but, after thinking about it for awhile, Demetrio tells them to lock Cervantes in the corral under guard.  He will take up the matter again in the morning (Part 1, Chapter 5).