in the Sierra Madre
by J. Ramón Palacios
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Ventanas' is a gigantic valley which under the misname of 'ranch'
is sold periodically and with precise regularity, every 7 years:
when abundant water comes out from it's very deep well. Unfortunately
in a finite volume and for a time only long enough to dream a
little. One of those occasions was our turn to be the enthusiastic
that segment of our cow-less cowboy era, I had a horse which I
named "Shunkawacan", for the Yellow Hand indian legend of that
who didn't know whether it was a horse that dreamed with being
a man, or a man dreaming he was a horse. Tough and resilient quarter
horse, noble clear chestnut, he acted well his name.