A family consisting of an old man and a woman, as well as their son (called Casimero) and daughter. Each member of the family can do tricks, e.g., Casimero juggles dogs. Glanton’s gang escorts the family safely from the town of Corralitos to Janos. While camping in the night, the old man and woman read some of the gang members’ fortunes using Tarot cards; the woman foresees a calamitous end for Glanton, which does indeed come to pass.
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...and makes camp in a nearby grove. From there, Toadvine and the kid watch the family of magicians announce their entertainments to the beat of a drum. Bathcat leans over to them and... (full context)