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||– One evening, as we walked through the camp,
Edmund Moore came across an old well sunk
by one of his forebears in the days before
they installed windmill power.
||– Over this you had a ... kind of iron bridge,
and you dropped the bucket down, and then
the bucket came out to a pulley, and the pulley
had a rope that went to a horse. And beside
this you had a water-tank.
||So the horse pulled, the bucket did come up
over the pulley, go beside the pulley, and
as it came by the pulley there was another
rope tied to the bottom of the bucket. At
that moment the bottom of the bucket would
open and the water would fall into the tank.
And from that tank the troughs were filled.
||So you imagine the process it was. You could
be all day, and this in a dry day there were
cattle and that. That is the old system of
doing it, no? That was tremendous! They were
called the jagüeles. It's the old system of drawing ... drawing
water from the well! That's it, drawing water
from the well.
||– It was about time to have a chance to look
to the west, just in time to see the huge
harnish glow of
the setting sun deep low the ruler sharp horizon
of the endless pampas. It was a magnificent
||– Yes, you like it? This is the nicest hour,
it is. This is the nicest hour! Really it's
the nicest hour. Everything begins to get
quiet. – Even the cattle. – Even the cattle.
Everybody gets quiet towards this hour. They
start to settle down.