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CHAPTER IX - Casa de las Cuentas

`It is right,' said Kate.
And life could proceed once more.
There were two kitchens, the one next the dining-room, belonging to Kate, and the narrow little shed under the bananatrees, belonging to the servants. From her veranda Kate looked away down to Juana's kitchen shed. It had a black window-hole.
Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Why, I thought Concha was at school ! said Kate to herself.
No! - there, in the darkness of the window-hole, was Concha's swarthy face and mane, peering out like some animal from a cave, as she made the tortilla.r. Tortillas are flat pancakes of maize dough, baked dry on a flat earthenware plate over the fire. And the making consists of clapping a bit of new dough from the palm of one hand to the other, till the tortilla is of the requisite thinness, roundness, and so-called lightness.
Clap ! Clap ! Clap ! Clap ! Clap ! Clap! Clap ! It was as inevitable as the tick of some spider, the sound of Concha making tortillas in the heat of the morning, peering out of her dark window-hole. And some time after mid-day, the smoke would be coming out of the window-hole; Concha was throwing the raw tortillas on the big earthen plate over the slow wood fire.
Then Ezequiel might or might not stride in, very much the man, serape poised over one shoulder and big straw hat jauntily curled, to eat the mid-day tortillas. If he had work in the fields at any distance, he would not appear till nightfall. If he appeared, he sat on the doorstep and the women served him his tortillas and fetched him his drink of water as if he was a king, boy though he might be. And his rough, breaking voice was heard in quiet command.
Command was the word. Though he was quiet and gentle, and very conscientious, there was calm, kingly command in his voice when he spoke to his mother or sisters. The old male prerogative. Somehow, it made Kate want to ridicule him.
Came her own meal: one of her trials. Hot, rather greasy soup. Inevitable hot, greasy, rather peppery rice. Inevitable meat in hot, thick, rather greasy sauce. Boiled calabacita.r or egg-plant, salad, perhaps some duke made with milk - and the big basket of fruit. Overhead, the blazing tropical sun of late May.

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