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Commissioner
el comisario
Serious events
acontecimientos graves
discipline, put in order
poner en vereda
Rebellious
revoltosos
people of pago chico
pagochiquenses
Committee of opposition
comité de oposición
official
funcionario
ancestor
antecesor
that fellow Benito
un tal Benito Páez
an expert in playing truco
gran truquista
likes to drink a lot of alcohol
no poco aficionado al porrón
individual
individuo
except the custom of not having police officers
salvó la invetereda costumbre de no tener gendarmes
official books, records
planillas
honestly
honestamente
earn extra income
crearse un sobresueldo
vacant positions
mesadas vacantes
poilice officer
vigilante
game of truco (cards)
la tenida de truco
horse races in the area of the general store
las carreras en la pulpería
cock fights
riñas de gallos
Sundays
dominicales
and other not less pressing duties
y otros quehaceres no menos perentorios
all that was needed was an overactive commissioner
todo fue ir un comisario activo
regulation absences
reglamentarias ausencias
scandals
escándalos
prisoners
prisiones
so that the people were permanently scared
para que la gente anduvieron con Jesús en la boca
pickpockets were in abundance
los rateros pululaban
let others extract the philosophical consequences
saquen otros las consequencias filosóficas
reader
lector
meddlesome
entremetido
without warning
sin decir "Agua va!"
management
manejo
rural subordinates
subalternos rurales
destacar
emphasize
examining
escudriñar
colleagues
colegas
reinforce
reforzar
shade
sombra
mud
barro
both wrapped in ponchos
envueltos en sendos ponchos
the brim of their hats
el ala del chambergo
making the horse take short steps
entraron al tranquito
penetrated by the rain
calados por la lluvia
splashes
salpicaduras
puddles
charcos
it was known
sabido es
had similar policies
corría pareja con la policía
quiet shadows
sombras mudas
horse/cowboy-ish
cabelleresco
hermetically
herméticamente
inspector mentioned above
inspector de marras
climb to the sidewalk without unmounting
trepar a la acera sin desmontar
blows
golpes
panel of the door
el tablero de la puerta
with the tail of the whip
con el cabo del rebenque
shrewd, keen
perspicaz
intensify
arreciar
lose patience
impacientar
swear
refunfuñar
appear
asomarse
note
notar
precinct
comisaría
using obscene words
condimentándolo cada uno de ellos con mayor proporción de ajos y cebollas
sleepy and badly dressed guy
ente andrajoso y soñoliento
inopportune
importuno
surprised
asombrado
protecting the candle with his hand
abrigaba la vela en el hueco de la mano
coarse and threatening
bronco y amenazante
humble
humilde
stutter, stumble
tartamudear
peremptorily
perentoriamente
corporal
el cabo de cuarto
agent
agente
to be imprisoned
ser preso
i brought him
lo traí
drunk
borracho
stable
cuadra
tremble
temblar
laughter, joke of an inspector
carcajada del inspector
endeavoring in vain
esforzar en vano
affirm
afirmar
evil tongues
malas lenguas
limit
limitar
fix
arreglar
test
probar
goalkeeper
portero
gone astray
descarriado
perform
desempeñar
charitable
caritativo
free
gratuito