This delightful farce opens as the prim and proper Captain Pantoja learns he is to be sent to Peru’s Amazon frontier on a secret mission for the army—to provide females for the amorous recruits. Side-splitting complications arise as world of Captain Pantoja's remarkable achievements start to spread.
“Wake up, Panta!” Pochita is saying. “It’s eight o’clock already. Panta, Pantita.”
“Eight already? God, I’m tired,” yawns Pantita. “Did you sew on my new stripe?”
“Yes, Lieutenant, sir,” Pochita stands at attention. “Oh, excuse me, Captain, sir. Until I get used to it, honey, you’re going to continue being my little lieutenant. Yes, it looks just fine. But get up now—don’t you have an appointment?”
“Yes, at nine,”
Mario Vargas LLosa