On a very hot day, Miss Marta Gaitan Barberio and her friend Mercedes Arana Calderon decided, after a long trip by train, to go home by cab. The taxi was an old model and rather badly kept up; the body was all beat up and held together with iron wire.
The driver of the completely demolished vehicle wouldn’t let the ladies put their luggage in the trunk because it was already filled with six packages of sausages, barbecued ham, and three cartons of beer. He wouldn’t let them put their belongings on the front seat either, because he didn’t want it ruined. Once they got home, Marta and Mercedes had to ask a passerby to help them squeeze out of the car.