In a cigar factory outside Yabor City at the turn of the 20th Century, an iguana takes the position of a coveted Lector (newspaper and literature reader) at a cigar factory manned by Cuban immigrants and owned by a wealthy exploitive owner. Through his readings, the iguana makes the workers aware of their class consciousness. The owner catches on and tricks the iguana causing the workers planned strike to fail, and them needing to look for more work without realizing their dream to have fair wages for their labor.

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