The Mark of Zorro

Johnston MCCULLEY (1883 - 1958)

In Spanish California, a troubling pattern had developed. The natives were reduced to peasants, the Franciscan friars that ministered to them were derided, and the only people who mattered were the caballeros – who styled themselves as knights of the New World. These men strutted about in elegant clothes, riding magnificent horses, and sporting rapiers at their sides that they were quick to draw if they felt their honor was affronted.

Into this world burst Zorro (Spanish for “fox”). A later-day Robin Hood, he stole from the rich and gave to the poor, but he also took it upon himself to punish men who had notably abused others. Cloaked and masked, appearing suddenly from the dark, he always stayed ahead of the manhunt launched at his heels.

The authorities called him a highwayman.

And when the doings of a corrupt governor began to affect the good people around the pueblo of early Los Angeles, Zorro responded – vigorously. Summary by Mark Smith

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Culture & Heritage Fiction, Westerns

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Pedro, the Boaster Mark F. Smith
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Play 02 On the Heels of the Storm Mark F. Smith
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Play 03 Señor Zorro Pays a Visit Mark F. Smith
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Play 04 Swords Clash and Pedro Explains Mark F. Smith
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Play 05 A Ride in the Morning Mark F. Smith
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Play 06 Diego Seeks a Bride Mark F. Smith
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Play 07 A Different Sort of Man Mark F. Smith
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Play 08 Don Carlo Plays a Game Mark F. Smith
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Play 09 The Clash of Blades Mark F. Smith
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Play 10 A Hint at Jealousy Mark F. Smith
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Play 11 Three Suitors Mark F. Smith
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Play 12 A Visit Mark F. Smith
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Play 13 Love Comes Swiftly Mark F. Smith
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Play 14 Captain Ramón Writes a Letter Mark F. Smith
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Play 15 At the Presidio Mark F. Smith
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Play 16 The Chase That Failed Mark F. Smith
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Play 17 Sergeant Gonzales Meets a Friend Mark F. Smith
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Play 18 Don Diego Returns Mark F. Smith
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Play 19 Captain Ramón Apologizes Mark F. Smith
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Play 20 Don Diego Shows Interest Mark F. Smith
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Play 21 The Whipping Mark F. Smith
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Play 22 Swift Punishment Mark F. Smith
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Play 23 More Punishment Mark F. Smith
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Play 24 At the Hacienda of Don Alejandro Mark F. Smith
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Play 25 A League is Formed Mark F. Smith
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Play 26 An Understanding Mark F. Smith
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Play 27 Orders for Arrest Mark F. Smith
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Play 28 The Outrage Mark F. Smith
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Play 29 Don Diego Feels Ill Mark F. Smith
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Play 30 The Sign of the Fox Mark F. Smith
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Play 31 The Rescue Mark F. Smith
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Play 32 Close Quarters Mark F. Smith
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Play 33 Flight and Pursuit Mark F. Smith
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Play 34 The Blood of the Pulidos Mark F. Smith
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Play 35 The Clash of Blades Again Mark F. Smith
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Play 36 All Against Them Mark F. Smith
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Play 37 The Fox at Bay Mark F. Smith
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Play 38 The Man Unmasked Mark F. Smith
00:10:28
Play 39 "Meal Mush and Goat's Milk!" Mark F. Smith
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