By Andy Adams
Buy of this publication comprises loose trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than one million books at no cost. this can be an OCR version with typos. Excerpt from e-book: bankruptcy III LAS PALOMAS Theee is whatever approximately these huge ranches of southern Texas that reminds one of many previous feudal procedure. The pathetic attachment to the soil of these born to yes Spanish land gives you can in basic terms be in comparison to the eu immigrant while for the final time he appears at the land of his start prior to crusing. Of all this Las Palomas used to be commonplace. during time numerous such supplies were absorbed into its baronial acres. however it had consistently been the coverage of Uncle Lance by no means to disturb the Mexican inhabitants; quite he inspired them to stay in his carrier. therefore 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 basic humans, and rendered their new grasp a feudal loyalty. there have been additionally a number of small rancMtes positioned at the land, the place, less than the Mexican regime, there were 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 condominium retailer a provider tenure to the hot proprietor. The customs of those Mexican humans have been uncomplicated and primitive. They blindly authorised the spiritual teachings imposed with hearth and sword by means of the Spanish conquerors upon their ancestors. A padre visited them each year, christening the babes, marrying the formative years, shriving the penitent, and announcing lots for the repose of the souls of the departed. Their social customs have been in lots of respects exact. for example, in courtship a tender guy was once by no means allowed within the presence of his inamorata, until in corporation of others, or lower than the attention of a chaperon. Proposals, even one of the nearest of pals or such a lot intimate of neighbors, we...
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I've been at his house often. He was a good man, but Secession caught him and he never came back. ” The other boys seemed to enjoy my embarrassment, but I said nothing in reply, being a new man with the outfit. We reached the ranch an hour before noon, two hours in advance of the ambulance; and the sleeping we did until sunrise the next morning required no lullaby. CHAPTER III. LAS PALOMAS There is something about those large ranches of southern Texas that reminds one of the old feudal system. The pathetic attachment to the soil of those born to certain Spanish land grants can only be compared to the European immigrant when for the last time he looks on the land of his birth before sailing.
But he said that all the teamsters made the prediction a byword. ' When Felix told me this he said—'There's a railroad to-day crosses those same mountain passes over which we forty-niners whacked our bulls. '“ With years at Las Palomas, I learned to like the old ranchero. There was something of the strong, primitive man about him which compelled a youth of my years to listen to his counsel. His confidence in me was a compliment which I appreciate to this day. When I had been in his employ hardly two years, an incident occurred which, though only one of many similar acts cementing our long friendship, tested his trust.
In his domestic affairs, however, he was unfortunate. The year after locating at Las Palomas, he had returned to his former home on the Colorado River, where he had married Mary Bryan, also of the family of Austin's colonists. Hopeful and happy they returned to their new home on the Nueces, but before the first anniversary of their wedding day arrived, she, with her first born, were laid in the same grave. But grief does not kill, and the young husband bore his loss as brave men do in living out their allotted day.