Books > Old Books > The Plumed Serpent (1926)


Page 225

CHAPTER XIV - Home to Sayula

the time watch her mistress with those black, unseeing eyes on which the spark of light would stir with the peculiar slow, malevolent jeering of the Indian.
Kate was not rich - she had only her moderate income.
'Ah, the rich people -!' Juana would say.
`I am not rich,' said Kate.
`You are not rich, 1Vina?' came the singing, caressive birdlike voice: `Then, you are poor?'-this was indescribable irony.
`No, I am not poor either. I am not rich, and I am not poor,' said Kate.
`You are not rich, and you are not poor, Nina!' repeated Juana, in her bird-like voice, that covered the real bird's endless, vindictive jeering.
For the words meant nothing to her. To her, who had nothing, could never have anything, Kate was one of that weird class, the rich. And, Kate felt, in Mexico it was a crime to be rich, or to be classed with the rich. Not even a crime, really, so much as a freak. The rich class was a freak class, like dogs with two heads or calves with five legs. To be looked upon, not with envy, but with the slow, undying antagonism and curiosity which 'normals' have towards `freaks.' The slow, powerful, corrosive Indian mockery, issuing from the lava-rock Indian nature, against anything which strives to be above the grey, lava-rock level.
`Is it true, Nina, that your country is through there?' Juana asked, jabbing her finger downward, towards the bowels of the earth.
`Not quite!' said Kate. `My country is more there -'and she slanted her finger at the earth's surface.
'Ah - that way !' said Juana. And she looked at Kate with a subtle leer, as if to say: what could you expect from people who came out of the earth sideways, like sprouts of camote!
`And is it true that over there, there are people with only one eye - here!' Juana punched herself in the middle of her forehead.
`No. That isn't true. That is just a story.'
`Ah!' said Juana. `Isn't it true! Do you know? Have you been to the country where they are, these people?'
`Yes,' said Kate. `I have been to all the countries, and there are no such people.'

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE the time watch her mistress with those black, unseeing eyes on which what is spark of light would stir with what is peculiar slow, malevolent jeering of what is Indian. Kate was not rich - she had only her moderate income. 'Ah, what is rich people -!' Juana would say. `I am not rich,' said Kate. `You are not rich, 1Vina?' came what is singing, caressive birdlike voice: `Then, you are poor?'-this was indescribable irony. `No, I am not poor either. I am not rich, and I am not poor,' said Kate. `You are not rich, and you are not poor, Nina!' repeated Juana, in her bird-like voice, that covered what is real bird's endless, vindictive jeering. For what is words meant nothing to her. To her, who had nothing, could never have anything, Kate was one of that weird class, what is rich. And, Kate felt, in Mexico it was a crime to be rich, or to be classed with what is rich. Not even a crime, really, so much as a freak. what is rich class where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" The Plumed Serpent (1926) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 225 where is strong CHAPTER XIV - Home to Sayula where is p align="justify" the time watch her mistress with those black, unseeing eyes on which what is spark of light would stir with the peculiar slow, malevolent jeering of what is Indian. Kate was not rich - she had only her moderate income. 'Ah, what is rich people -!' Juana would say. `I am not rich,' said Kate. `You are not rich, 1Vina?' came what is singing, caressive birdlike voice: `Then, you are poor?'-this was indescribable irony. `No, I am not poor either. I am not rich, and I am not poor,' said Kate. `You are not rich, and you are not poor, Nina!' repeated Juana, in her bird-like voice, that covered what is real bird's endless, vindictive jeering. For what is words meant nothing to her. To her, who had nothing, could never have anything, Kate was one of that weird class, what is rich. And, Kate felt, in Mexico it was a crime to be rich, or to be classed with what is rich. Not even a crime, really, so much as a freak. what is rich class was a freak class, like dogs with two heads or calves with five legs. To be looked upon, not with envy, but with what is slow, undying antagonism and curiosity which 'normals' have towards `freaks.' what is slow, powerful, corrosive Indian mockery, issuing from what is lava-rock Indian nature, against anything which strives to be above what is grey, lava-rock level. `Is it true, Nina, that your country is through there?' Juana asked, jabbing her finger downward, towards what is bowels of the earth. `Not quite!' said Kate. `My country is more there -'and she slanted her finger at what is earth's surface. 'Ah - that way !' said Juana. And she looked at Kate with a subtle leer, as if to say: what could you expect from people who came out of what is earth sideways, like sprouts of camote! `And is it true that over there, there are people with only one eye - here!' Juana punched herself in what is middle of her forehead. `No. That isn't true. That is just a story.' `Ah!' said Juana. `Isn't it true! Do you know? Have you been to what is country where they are, these people?' `Yes,' said Kate. `I have been to all what is countries, and there are no such people.' where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Pages: default , 007 , 008 , 009 , 011 , 012 , 013 , 014 , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 037 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 052 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 064 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 074 , 075 , 076 , 077 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 139 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 181 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 194 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 209 , 210 , 211 , 212 , 213 , 214 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 236 , 237 , 238 , 239 , 240 , 241 , 242 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 246 , 247 , 248 , 249 , 250 , 251 , 252 , 253 , 254 , 255 , 256 , 257 , 258 , 259 , 260 , 261 , 262 , 263 , 264 , 265 , 266 , 267 , 268 , 269 , 270 , 271 , 272 , 273 , 274 , 275 , 276 , 277 , 278 , 279 , 280 , 281 , 282 , 283 , 284 , 285 , 286 , 287 , 288 , 289 , 290 , 291 , 292 , 293 , 294 , 295 , 296 , 297 , 298 , 299 , 300 , 301 , 302 , 303 , 304 , 305 , 306 , 307 , 308 , 309 , 310 , 311 , 312 , 313 , 314 , 315 , 316 , 317 , 318 , 319 , 320 , 321 , 322 , 323 , 324 , 325 , 326 , 327 , 328 , 329 , 330 , 331 , 332 , 333 , 334 , 335 , 336 , 337 , 338 , 339 , 340 , 341 , 342 , 343 , 344 , 345 , 346 , 347 , 348 , 349 , 350 , 351 , 352 , 353 , 354 , 355 , 356 , 357 , 358 , 359 , 360 , 361 , 362 , 363 , 364 , 365 , 366 , 367 , 368 , 369 , 370 , 371 , 372 , 373 , 374 , 375 , 376 , 377 , 378 , 379 , 380 , 381 , 382 , 383 , 384 , 385 , 386 , 387 , 388 , 389 , 390 , 391 , 392 , 393 , 394 , 395 , 396 , 397 , 398 , 399 , 400 , 401 , 402 , 403 , 404 , 405 , 406 , 407 , 408 , 409 , 410 , 411 , 412 , 413 , 414 , 415 , 416 , 417 , 418 , 419 , 420 , 421 , 422 , 423 , 424 , 425 , 426 , 427 , 428 , 429 , 430 , 431 , 432 , 433 , 434 , 435 , 436 , 437 , 438 , 439 , 440 , 441 , 442 , 443 , 444 , 445 , 446 , 447 , 448 , 449 , 450 , 451 , 452 , 453 , 454 , 455 , 456 , 457 , 458 , 459 , 460 , 461 , 462