A Texas Matchmaker by Andy Adams

By Andy Adams

Buy of this e-book comprises unfastened trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than one million books at no cost. this is often an OCR variation with typos. Excerpt from e-book: bankruptcy III LAS PALOMAS Theee is anything approximately these huge ranches of southern Texas that reminds one of many outdated feudal procedure. The pathetic attachment to the soil of these born to convinced Spanish land offers can purely be in comparison to the ecu immigrant whilst for the final time he appears at the land of his delivery prior to crusing. Of all this Las Palomas used to be usual. during time a number of such supplies have been absorbed into its baronial acres. however it had constantly been the coverage of Uncle Lance by no means to disturb the Mexican inhabitants; relatively he inspired them to stay in his provider. hence had sprung up round Las Palomas ranch a bit Mexican neighborhood numbering a couple of dozen households, who lived injacals with regards to the most ranch structures. They have been easy humans, and rendered their new grasp a feudal loyalty. there have been additionally numerous small rancMtes situated at the land, the place, less than the Mexican regime, there have been pretentious adobe structures. a few households nonetheless resided at those abandoned ranches, content material in cultivating small fields or taking care of flocks of goats and some head of livestock, paying no apartment keep a carrier tenure to the hot proprietor. The customs of those Mexican humans have been easy and primitive. They blindly permitted the non secular teachings imposed with fireplace and sword via the Spanish conquerors upon their ancestors. A padre visited them each year, christening the babes, marrying the formative years, shriving the penitent, and asserting lots for the repose of the souls of the departed. Their social customs have been in lots of respects certain. for example, in courtship a tender guy was once by no means allowed within the presence of his inamorata, except in corporation of others, or lower than the attention of a chaperon. Proposals, even one of the nearest of acquaintances or such a lot intimate of pals, we...

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Called Juan an Indian peon, and bragged about her Castilian family until you'd have supposed she was a princess of the blood royal. Why, it took her parents and myself a whole day to bring the girl around to take a sensible view of matters. On my soul, except that I didn't want to acknowledge defeat, I felt a dozen times like telling her to go straight up. And when she did marry you, she was as happy as a lark—wasn't she, Juan? But I like to have the thing over with in—well, say half an hour's time.

Strange you didn't tell me sooner about his being in the country. Here, take these boxes out to the ambulance. And, say, I put in the middle-sized coffee pot, and do you think two packages of ground coffee will be enough? All right, then. ” We were all dancing attendance in getting the ambulance off, but Uncle Lance never relaxed his tormenting, “Come, now, hurry up,” said he, as Jean and himself led the way to the gate where the conveyance stood waiting; “for I want you to look your best this evening, and you'll be all tired out if you don't get a good rest before the dance begins.

A padre visited them yearly, christening the babes, marrying the youth, shriving the penitent, and saying masses for the repose of the souls of the departed. Their social customs were in many respects unique. For instance, in courtship a young man was never allowed in the presence of his inamorata, unless in company of others, or under the eye of a chaperon. Proposals, even among the nearest of neighbors or most intimate of friends, were always made in writing, usually by the father of the young man to the parents of the girl, but in the absence of such, by a godfather or padrino.

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