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CHAPTER X - Don Ramon and Dona Carlota

`No, you must not be fascinated. No ! No! It is not good. I tell you. I am so sorry my husband interests himself in this thing. I am so sorry.'
Juana was bringing a bottle of vermouth: all that Kate had to offer her visitors, in the morning.
`You went to see your boys in the United States?' said Kate to Dona Carlota. `How were they?'
`Oh, better, thank you. They are well; that is, the younger is very delicate.'
`You didn't bring him home?'
`No! No! I think they are better at school. Here - here - there are so many things to trouble them. No! But they will come home next month, for the vacation.'
`How nice!' said Kate. `Then I shall see them. They will be here, won't they? - on the lake?'
'Well! - I am not sure. Perhaps for a little while. You see I am so busy in Mexico with my Cuna.'
`What is a Cuna?' said Kate; she only knew it was the Spanish for cradle.
It turned out to be a foundlings' home, run by a few obscure Carmelite sisters. And Dona Carlota was the director. Kate gathered that Don Ramon's wife was an intense, almost exalted Catholic. She exalted herself in the Church, and in her work for the Cuna.
`There are so many children born in Mexico,' said Dona Carlota, `and so many die. If only we could save them, and equip them for life. We do a little, all we can.'
It seemed the waste, unwanted babies could be delivered in at the door of the Cuna, like parcels. The mother had only to knock, and hand in the little living bundle.
`It saves so many mothers from neglecting their babies, and letting them die,' said Dona Carlota. `Then we do what we can. If the mother doesn't leave a name, I name the child. Very often I do. The mothers just hand over a little naked thing, sometimes without a name or a rag to cover it. And we never ask.'
The children were not all kept in the Home. Only a small number. Of the others, some decent Indian woman was paid a small sum to take the child into her home. Every month she must come with the little one to the Cuna, to receive her wage.

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