It was the worst of years.
One minute you have a family, money to spare, and a place to call home. Then within a night your family is afraid, not a penny to your name, and no where to turn. People search for work to provide for their family but yet no avail. It wasn't uncommon to send a young child or teen out in the world to grow up and try to scrape up some extra cash. At least in Janes life it wasn't. Being a teen and a woman, she couldn't even make enough money to find a place to sleep much less send money back to her folks. Still nonetheless she grows and finds new ways to make some money.
While people are starving others are cheering. To them it was the best of years. Gambling on horse races and throwing away their money on boose. The races seemed to be a way to get everyone's mind off the great depression. It took them to a place where anything could happen.The jockeys risked their lives for a couple minutes of fame, or in many of the jockeys cases poverty. They sung and danced and in Mexico at the Tijuana track you could do and be whoever you wanted to be.
Jane found this out at a young age, at Tijuana she could be whoever she wanted to be. And that's what she's did, she became someone who could finally send money back home, even if it caused her a couple broken ribs and scratches.
However nothing can last forever, in 1935 gambling is banned in Mexico. The thrilling years of excitement is over for the races. Jane packs up and leaves for the United States where the races are on a take off.
For Jane it's just a matter of time before her wall comes falling down, for Adam it's just a matter of time before he can't keep that secret anymore.
In fact they are both more alike then anyone knows.
They are the same person.
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