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  RANK # PoS   WORD SPOK FIC MAG NEWS ACAD
1 10300  J    ENGAGING 1665 155 98 378 397 637
2 10301  J    STARTLED 1727 38 1399 176 95 19
3 10302  N    CLINICIAN 1905 70 21 309 75 1430
4 10303  N    BIKINI 1695 280 519 663 201 32
5 10304  V    HOSPITALIZE 1562 349 135 373 475 230
6 10305  N    RINGING 1706 279 899 246 199 83
7 10306  R    COMPARATIVELY 1607 75 118 393 265 756
8 10307  J    POISONOUS 1561 193 481 474 223 190
9 10308  N    STATESMAN 1552 287 76 357 329 503
10 10309  N    VILLA 2908 98 671 986 759 394
 

many people unless the sign took into account various farm animals and wandering pets. I was no different from anyone else in Edcouch; I was Mexican American, spoke Spanish, and was Catholic. The Catholic church in Edcouch was St. Theresa, and it was in this church that I served as an altar boy. The priest, Father Horacio, loved me. I was his favorite altar boy, even though he once caught me and Joe Sanchez eating a bag of unblessed eucharist wafers. (Holy cookies, Joe and I liked to call them.) I liked being an altar boy for two reasons. One, we were allowed to get out of school whenever Father Horacio had to perform services at a funeral, which always meant a free lunch at Dairy Queen. Two, every Sunday I got the chance to see just about everyone in Edcouch. Everyone except the "heathens, "whom I saw at the fiveo'clock

 
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