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The novel deals with the foundation of a community, Tocaia Grande ("big ambush" in Portuguese), in a fertile agricultural zone The ambush referred to in the title is carried out by Natario de Fonseca, a jagunšo in the service of a plantation owner, colonel Boaventura. Twenty gunfighters in the service of the latter's only political rival are killed, effectively destroying the opponent. As a reward, Natario is given a small holding. With his help the community grows into a town.
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Book Description n/a, 1998. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP96163652
Book Description Editora Record, 2004. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condition: Sehr gut. 485 Seiten Buch sehr schön erhalten Rik261623b pt Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Seller Inventory # 39392