By this time a baby sister had arrived, and we found it impossible longer to resist the pressing hospitalities of the jefe.
The jefe (“Hefy”) within his Distrito has the power of life and death.
The officials were dissatisfied that my order was not signed by the jefe of their district and dated from San Carlos.
We have described our delightful encounter with the jefe of Isla de Mujeres.
In the afternoon, at four o'clock, we betook ourselves to the jefe's house to see the dance.
He said that he had been to see the jefe, and that the jefe said my wishes must be obeyed.
This was the opportunity which had been promised them for redeeming themselves and avoiding complaint to their jefe.
While we were in Tehuantepec the jefe received notice of his father's death.
On and on we walked, until, at last, the jefe himself impatiently demanded of our guide how far we had to go.
This we did, although we found our jefe still gentle, mild, and slow.