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CHAPTER X - Don Ramon and Dona Carlota

`Then why does he do it?'
`Why? Why?' There was a tone of unspeakable weariness in Dona Carlota's voice. `I wish I knew. I think he has gone insane, as Mexicans do. Insane like Francisco Villa, the bandit.'
Kate thought of the pug-faced notorious Pancho Villa in wonder, unable to connect him with Don Ramon.
`All the Mexicans, as soon as they rise above themselves, go that way,' said Dona Carlota. `Their pride gets the better of them. And then they understand nothing, nothing but their own foolish will, their will to be very, very important. It is just the male vanity. Don't you think, Senora, that the beginning and the end of a man is his vanity? Don't you think it was just against this danger that Christ came, to teach men a proper humility? To teach them the sin of pride. But that is why they hate Christ so much, and His teaching. First and last, they want their own vanity.'
Kate had often thought so herself. Her own final conclusion about men was that they were the vanity of vanities, nothing but vanity. They must be flattered and made to feel great: Nothing else.
`And now, my husband wants to go to the other extreme of Jesus. He wants to exalt pride and vanity higher than God. Ah, it is terrible, terrible! And foolish like a little boy! Ah, what is a man but a little boy who needs a nurse and a mother! Ah, Senora, I can't bear it.'
Dona Carlota covered her face with her hand, as if swooning.
`But there is something wonderful, too, about Don Ramon,' said Kate coaxingly: though at the moment she hated him.
`Wonderful! Ah yes, he has gifts. He has great gifts! But what are gifts to a man who perverts them!'
`Tell me what you think he really wants," said Kate.
'Power! Just power! Just foolish, wicked power. As if there had not been enough horrible, wicked power let loose in this country. But he - he - wants to be beyond them all. He - he - he wants to be worshipped. To be worshipped! To be worshipped! A God! He, whom I've held, I've held in my arms! He is a child, as all men are children. And now he wants - to be worshipped-!' She went off into a shrill, wild laughter, covering her face with her hands, and laughing shrilly, her laughter punctuated by hollow, ghastly sobs.

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