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CHAPTER II - Tea party in Tlacolula

`Disgusting!' cried the judge. `A great deal is disgusting in this country, as you'll learn if you stay here long. I nearly lost my life on a banana skin; lay in a darkened room for days, between life and death, and lame for life from it.'
`How awful!' said Kate. `What did you do when you fell?'
`What did I do? Just smashed my hip.'
It had truly been a terrible accident, and the man had suffered bitterly.
`You can hardly blame Mexico for a banana skin,' said Owen, elated. `I fell on one in Lexington Avenue; but fortunately I only bruised myself on a soft spot.'
`That wasn't your head, was it?' said Mrs Henry.
`No,' laughed Owen. `The other extreme.'
`We've got to add banana skins to the list of public menaces,' said young Henry. `I'm an American, and I may any day turn bolshevist, to save my pesos, so I can repeat what I heard a man saying yesterday. He said there are only two great diseases in the world to-day - Bolshevism and Americanism; and Americanism is the worse of the two, because Bolshevism only smashes your house or your business or your skull, but Americanism smashes your soul.'
`Who was he?' snarled the Judge.
`I forget,' said Henry, wickedly.
`One wonders,' said Mrs Norris slowly, `what he meant by Americanism.'
`He didn't define it,' said Henry. `Cult of the dollar, I suppose.'
`Well,' said Mrs Norris. `The cult of the dollar, in my experience, is far more intense in the countries that haven't got the dollar, than in the United States.'
Kate felt that the table was like a steel disc to which they were all, as victims, magnetized and bound.
`Where is your garden, Mrs Norris?' she asked.
They trooped out, gasping with relief, to the terrace. The Judge hobbled behind, and Kate had to linger sympathetically to keep him company.
They were on the little terrace.
`Isn't this strange stuff!' said Kate, picking up one of the Aztec stone knives on the parapet. `Is it a sort of jade?

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