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CHAPTER X - Don Ramon and Dona Carlota

along a man was wading slowly, stopping to throw his round net skilfully upon the water, then slowly stooping and gathering it in, picking out the tiny, glittery fish called charales. Strangely silent and remote everything, in the gleaming morning, as if it were some distant period of time.
A little breeze was coming from the lake, but the deep dust underfoot was hot. On the right the hill rose precipitous, baked and yellowish, giving back the sun and the intense dryness, and exhaling the faint,desiccated, peculiar smell of Mexico, that smells as if the earth had sweated itself dry.
All the time strings of donkeys trotted laden through the dust, their drivers stalking erect and rapid behind, watching with eyes like black holes, but always answering Kate's salute with a respectful Adios! And Juana echoed her laconic Adio.rn! She was limping, and she thought it horrible of Kate to walk four miles, when they might have struggled out in an old hired motor-car, or gone in a boat, or even ridden donkey-back.
But to go on foot! Kate could hear all her criada's feelings in the drawled, sardonic Adio.rn! But the man behind strode bravely and called cheerfully. His pistol was prominent in his belt.
A bluff of yellow rock came jutting at the road. The road wound round it, and into a piece of flat open country. There were fields of dry stone, and hedges of dusty thorn and cactus. To the left the bright green of the willows by the lake-shore. To the right the hills swerved inland, to meet the sheer, fluted sides of dry mountains. Away ahead, the hills curved back at the shore, and a queer little crack or niche showed. This crack in the hills led from Don Ramon's shore-property to the little valley where he grew the sugar-cane. And where the hills approached the lake again there was a dark clustering of mangotrees, and the red upper storey of the hacienda house.
`There it is!' cried the man behind. 'Jamiltepec, Senorita. La hacienda de Don Ramon!'
And his eyes shone as he said the name. He was a proud peon, and he really seemed happy.
'Look ! How far!' cried Juana.
`Another time,' said Kate, `I shall come alone, or with Ezequiel.'
`No, Nina! Don't say so. Only my foot hurts this morning.'

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