About the Author
Written by JUAN LEON MERA in Ambato-Ecuador the 10th of March of 1877. Translated to English by NOE O. VACA in Columbia, South Carolina, USA exactly ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY years later. The 10th of March of 2007. Noé O. Vaca (known as "Ozzie") was born raised and educated in Ecuador, where he became an elementary school teacher at 19, there he also coached the school's soccer and basketball teams, led a Boy Scout troop and founded an acrobat squad that gave him lots of recognition; Came to the USA in 1969 where he dedicated himself to retail, is an American Citizen and lives in Columbia, SC since 1975. Vaca enjoys writing short stories and translating and interpreting English and Spanish.