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HavanaChronicle of the City of Havana: 06/28/08

The next piece in Havana is a three page scene from The Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galeano. It recounts a humorous ride on the guagua 68 bus.

The story whether fiction or not illustrates perfectly the way people can shrug things off and take charge of a situation when things break with routine.

In the case of the guagua 68, the bus driver gets distracted by an ice cream eating beauty. At first his unscheduled stop is a source of amusement and then a source of frustration for the passengers. Finally though, one person decides to get things back on schedule with or without the driver.

Coming in at the shortest story so far, it is also the funniest.

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