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CHAPTER X - Don Ramon and Dona Carlota

He was dressed in white, dazzling, in the costume of the peons, the white blouse jacket and the white, wide pantaloon trousers. But the white was linen, slightly starched, and brilliant, almost unnatural in its whiteness. From under his blouse, in front, hung the ends of a narrow woollen sash, white, with blue and black bars, and a fringe of scarlet. And on his naked feet were the plaited huarache.r, of blue and black strips of leather, with thick, red-dyed soles. His loose trousers were bound round the ankles with blue, red, and black woollen braids.
Kate glanced at him as he stood in the sun, so dazzingly white, that his black hair and dark face looked like a hole in the atmosphere. He came forward, the ends of his sash swinging against his thighs, his sandals slightly swishing.
`I am pleased to see you,' he said, shaking hands with Kate. `How did you come?'
He dropped into a chair, and sat quite still. The two women hung their heads, hiding their faces. The presence of the man seemed to put their emotion out of joint. He ignored all the signs of their discomfort, overlooking it with a powerful will. There was a certain strength in his presence. They all cheered up a bit.
`You didn't know my husband had become one of the people - a real peon - a Senor Peon, like Count Tolstoy became a Senor Moujik?' said Dona Carlota, with an attempt at raillery.
`Anyway it suits him,' said Kate.
`There!' said Don Ramon. `Give the devil his dues.'
But there was something unyielding, unbending about him. He laughed and spoke to the women only from a surface self. Underneath, powerful and inscrutable, he made no connection with them.
So it was at lunch. There was a flitting conversation, with intervals of silence. It was evident that Ramon was thinking in another world, in the silence. And the ponderous stillness of his will, working in another sphere, made the women feel overshadowed.
`The Senora is like me, Ramon,' said Dona Carlota. `She cannot bear the sound of that drum. Must it play any more this afternoon?'

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