Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
The small Venezuelan town in this story is ruled with military-style discipline by a retired colonel. The colonel has been in the habit of finding excuses to jail a man who has grown bitter through this rough treatment. When the equally aggrieved citizens of the town and nearby peasants depose the colonel from office, the colonel's victim is their choice to be the next leader.
against-the-system, dictator, government, imprisonment, oppression, political-corruption, politician