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CHAPTER X - Don Ramon and Dona Carlota

`Perfectly!' said Kate. `How still it seems here! Except for the drum. Perhaps it is the drum that makes it seem so still. Though I always think the lake makes a sort of silence.'
'Ah, the drum !' cried Dona Carlota, lifting her hand with a gesture of nervous, spent exasperation. `I cannot hear it. No, I cannot, I cannot bear to hear it.'
And she rocked herself in a sudden access of agitation.
`It does hit one rather below the belt,' said Kate. 'What is it?'
'Ah, do not ask me! It is my husband.'
She made a gesture of despair, and rocked herself almost into unconsciousness.
`Is Don Ramon drumming?'
`Drumming?' Dona Carlota seemed to start. `No! Oh no! He is not drumming, himself. He brought down two Indians from the north to do that.'
`Did he l' said Kate, non-committal.
But Dona Carlota was rocking in a sort of semi-consciousness. Then she seemed to pull herself together.
`I must talk to somebody, I must !' she said, suddenly straightening herself in her chair, her face creamy and creased, her soft brown hair sagging over her ears, her brown eyes oddly desperate. `May I talk to you?'
`Do!' said Kate, rather uneasy.
`You know what Ramon is doing?' she said, looking at Kate almost furtively, suspiciously.
`Does he want to bring back the old gods?' said Kate vaguely.
'Ah!' cried Dona Carlota, again with that desperate, flying jerk of her hand. `As if it were possible! As if it were possible! The old gods! Imagine it, Senora! The old gods! Why, what are they? Nothing but dead illusions. And ugly, repulsive illusions ! Ah! I always thought my husband such a clever man, so superior to me! Ah, it is terrible to have to change one's idea! This is such nonsense. How dare he! How dare he take such nonsense seriously! Flow does he dare!'
`Does he believe in it himself?' asked Kate.
`Himself? But, Senora -' and Dona Carlota gave a pitiful, pitying smile of contempt. `How could he! As if it were possible. After all, he is an educated man! How could he believe in such nonsense!'

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