(SAMPLE OF BOOK I)
At the age of six, Julián (Brother Number 3) saw his father work hard at home to put food on the table. He even enjoyed listening to him tell his life stories. He heard him say with pride that one time he had been a “supervisor opening roads through the mountains.” He was amazed that his father had been a hero who saved a town from going into ruins. He was awed—even though he didn’t understand it—when he would tell how he handled “explosives” or “dynamite” and opened a canal through rocky terrain to connect a creek to a town and save people’s crops.
At that young age, he also had a rude awakening when he began to see a change in his father.