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CHAPTER X - Don Ramon and Dona Carlota

The Indians are so very rarely unkind to children. Careless, yes. But rarely, rarely unkind.
In former days, Dona Carlota said, nearly every well-born lady in Mexico would receive one or more of these foundlings into her home, and have it brought up with the family. It was the loose, patriarchal generosity innate in the bosoms of the Spanish-Mexicans. But now, few children were adopted. Instead, they were taught as far as possible to be carpenters or gardeners, or house-servants, or, among the girls, dressmakers, even school-teachers.
Kate listened with uneasy interest. She felt there was so much real human feeling in this Mexican charity: she was almost rebuked. Perhaps what Dona Carlota was doing was the best that could be done, in this half-wild, helpless country. At the same time, it was such a forlorn hope, it made one's heart sink.
And Doha Carlota, confident as she was in her good works, still had just a bit the look of a victim; a gentle, sensitive, slightly startled victim. As if some secret enemy drained her blood.
Don Ramon sat there impassive, listening without heeding; solid and unmoving against the charitable quiver of his wife's emotion. He let her do as she would. But against her work and against her flow he was in silent, heavy, unchanging opposition. She knew this, and trembled in her nervous eagerness, as she talked to Kate about the Cuna, and won Kate's sympathy. Till it seemed to her that there was something cruel in Don Ramon's passive, masked poise. An impassive male cruelty, changeless as a stone idol.
`Now won't you come and spend the day with me while I am here with Don Ramon?' said Dona Carlota. `The house is very poor and rough. It is no longer what it used to be. But it is your house if you will come.'
Kate accepted, and said she would prefer to walk out. It was only four miles, and surely she would be safe, with Juana.
`I will send a man to come with you,' said Don Ramon. `It might not be quite safe.'
`Where is General Viedma?' asked Kate.
`We shall try to get him out when you come,' replied Doha Carlota. `I am so very fond of Don Cipriano, I have known

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