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CHAPTER IX - Casa de las Cuentas

entirely to Kate. As soon as possible she shooed her girls away, to school. Sometimes they went: mostly they didn't. The Nina said they must go to school. Listenl Listen now! Says the Nina that you must go to school ! Away ! Walk!
Juana would limp back and forth down the long veranda from kitchen to the breakfast table, carrying away the dishes, one by one. Then, with a great splash, she was washing up.
Morning! Brilliant sun pouring into the patio, on the hibiscus flowers and the fluttering yellow and green rags of the banana-trees. Birds swiftly coming and going, with tropical suddenness. In the dense shadow of the mango-grove, whiteclad Indians going like ghosts. The sense of fierce sun and, almost more impressive, of dark, intense shadow. A twitter of life, yet a certain heavy weight of silence. A dazzling flicker and brilliance of light, yet the feeling of weight.
Kate would sit alone, rocking on her veranda, pretending to sew. Silently appears an old man with one egg held up mysteriously, like some symbol. Would the patrona buy it for five centavos? La Juana only gives four centavos. All right. Where is Juana?
Juana appears from the plaza with more purchases. The egg ! The four centavos ! The account of the spendings. Entonces! Entonces! Luego! Luego! Ah,Nina, no tengo memoria! Juana could not read nor write. She scuffled off to the market with her pesos, bought endless little things at one or two centavos each, every morning. And every morning there was a reckoning up. AM Ah! Where are we? I have no memory. Well then - ah - yes - I bought ocote for three centavos! How much? How much, Nina? How much is it now?
It was a game which thrilled Juana to the marrow, reckoning up the centavos to get it just right. If she was a centavo short in the change, she was paralysed. Time after time she would
reappear. There is a centavo short, Niita! Ah, how stupid I am! But I willgiveyou one of mine!
`Don't bother,' said Kate. `Don't think of it any more.'
`But yes. But yes!' and away she limped in distraction.
Till an hour later, loud cry from the far end of the house. Juana waving a scrap of greenery.
`Mire! Nin'a! Compre per jil a un centavo - I bought parsley for one cent. Is it right?'

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