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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Heraclio Bernal decfa cuando encontraba a un arrierc que el no robaba pobres, antes les daba dinero.
En la sierra de Durango mato a diez gachupines y mando curtir los cueros para lucirlos en botines.
Decia doiia Bernardina la querida de Bernal: "Mas que la vida me cueste yo lo mando a retratar."
Y lo retrato entonces en su caballo oscuro
que en medio de la acordada se estaba fumando un puro.
Desde Torreon de Coahuila hasta las aguas del mar, todito aquello andaba no lo osaban molestar.
En una vez en la sierra de sorpresa lo tomaron; a el y a Fabian el indixo en una playa los cercaron.
Y Heraclio Bernal decia, en su caballo alazan:
"i Pues ahora rompemos el sitic y entramos a Mazatlan!"
Heraclio Bernal would say, when he met a muleteer, that he did not rob the poor, but rather gave them money.
In the mountains of Durango he killed ten Spaniards, and had their skins tanned to make boots withal.
Dona Bernardina, the mistress of Bernal, said: "I will have a portrait made of him, though it cost me my life."
And she had his portrait painted, riding upon his bay horse, and smoking a cigar in the midst of a troop of mounted police.
From Torreon in Coahuila to the waters of the sea, he wandered at will, and none dared to molest him.
On a time in the mountains, they took him by surprise 5 he and Fabian the Indian were besieged in a narrow valley.
And Heraclio Bernal, mounted on his sorrel horse, said to him: "Now we will break the siege and enter Mazatlan."






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