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  • With him Martin watched the heroes of yellow fever, Reed, Agramonte, Carroll, and Lazear; with him he landed in a Mexican port stilled with the plague and famished beneath the virulent sun; with him rode up the mountain trails to a hill town rotted with typhus; with him, in crawling August, when babies were parched skeletons, fought an ice trust beneath the gilt and blunted sword of the law.
  • His eyes were staring and altogether mad, and his voice was parched: "Hello, Mart.

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  • Nothing will grow in this parched soil.
  • Cactus is about all that will grow in this parched soil.

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