The Lennon/McCartney of dentistry: An American vampire in Juarez (Pt IV)

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There’s a place across the street from the Camino Real that advertises itself as “Dave’s: A Pawn Shop”.

In the window of Dave’s: A Pawn Shop, in a place of honor above the bins of cheap watches and expensive gold jewelry, is a curiosity inside a small wooden box: a forlorn little leathery thing, mummified by age, with two square rusted iron spikes driven through it to form a cross. The hand-lettered sign above it reads ‘EL CORAZON DE UN BEBE VAMPIRO‘: the heart of a baby vampire. I’d buy it in a — well, in a heartbeat — if Dave didn’t want $ 7500 for it. I don’t know what the going rate for mummified baby vampire hearts is, but it definitely seems like a seller’s market…

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