By Andy Adams
Buy of this ebook comprises unfastened trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. this is often an OCR version with typos. Excerpt from booklet: bankruptcy III LAS PALOMAS Theee is anything approximately these huge ranches of southern Texas that reminds one of many previous feudal approach. The pathetic attachment to the soil of these born to definite Spanish land promises can simply be in comparison to the eu immigrant whilst for the final time he appears at the land of his beginning earlier than crusing. Of all this Las Palomas was once commonplace. during time a number of such provides were absorbed into its baronial acres. however it had continuously been the coverage of Uncle Lance by no means to disturb the Mexican inhabitants; particularly he inspired them to stay in his carrier. hence had sprung up round Las Palomas ranch a bit Mexican group numbering a couple of dozen households, who lived injacals on the subject of the most ranch constructions. They have been basic humans, and rendered their new grasp a feudal loyalty. there have been additionally numerous small rancMtes situated at the land, the place, lower than the Mexican regime, there have been pretentious adobe constructions. 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 store a carrier tenure to the recent proprietor. The customs of those Mexican humans have been easy and primitive. They blindly authorised the non secular teachings imposed with hearth and sword through the Spanish conquerors upon their ancestors. A padre visited them every year, christening the babes, marrying the adolescence, shriving the penitent, and asserting plenty for the repose of the souls of the departed. Their social customs have been in lots of respects special. for example, in courtship a tender guy used to be by no means allowed within the presence of his inamorata, until in corporation of others, or less than the attention of a chaperon. Proposals, even one of the nearest of buddies or so much intimate of pals, we...
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Uncle Lance turned in his chair, and, looking into the downcast countenance of Mr. Booth, continued: “Do you know, Whit, that youngest girl of yours reminds me of her aunt, my own Mary, in a hundred ways. ” “That'll do, Lance,” said Mr. Booth, rising and extending his hand. “I don't want the money now. Your view of the matter is right, and our friendship is worth more than a thousand cattle to me. ” CHAPTER II. SHEPHERD'S FERRY Within a few months after my arrival at Las Palomas, there was a dance at Shepherd's Ferry.
Three guesses is not enough, for she will and she won't, and she'll straddle the question or take the fence, and when you put a copper on her to win, she loses. God made them just that way, and I don't want to criticise His handiwork. But if my name is Lance Lovelace, and I'm sixty-odd years old, and this a chestnut horse that I'm riding, then Henry Annear's wife is an unhappy woman. But that fact, son, don't give you any license to stir up trouble between man and wife. Now, remember, I've warned you not to dance, speak to, or even notice her on this occasion.
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A Texas Matchmaker by Andy Adams
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