In the story the gaucho is set upon by other gauchos
Among whom he recognizes his godson and asks, ”Pero Ische?”
A thousand years ago, Caesar similarly asked, ”Et Tu, Brutus? ”,
As he recognizes Brutus his friend among his assassins.
The gaucho now dies so that the scene can be played again.
Neither the gaucho in the story nor Borges had any choice.
(On reading The Plot –A short story by J.L.Borges)