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CHAPTER XVIII - Auto da Fe

She thought Ramon looked tired, and, in his black suit, sinister.
`I didn't expect you,' she said.
`I am on my way back from town.'
He sat very still, with that angry look on his creamy dark face, and he kept pushing back his black moustache from his closed, angry lips.
`Did you see anybody in town?' she asked.
`I saw Don Cipriano - and Dona Carlota, and my boys !'
`Oh, how nice for you! Are they quite well?'
`In excellent health, I believe.'
She laughed suddenly.
`You are still cross,' she said. `Is it about the monkeys still?'
`Senora,' he said, leaning forward, so that his black hair dropped a little on his brow, `in monkeydom I don't know who is prince. But in the kingdom of fools, I believe it is I.'
`Why?' she said.
And as he did not answer, she added:
`It must be a comfort to be a prince, even of fools.' He looked daggers at her, then burst into a laugh.
`Oh, Senora mia! What ails us men, when we are always wanting to be good?'
`Are you repenting of it?' she laughed.
`Yes!' he said. `I am a prince of fools! Why have I started this Quetzalcoatl business? Why? Pray tell me why.'
`I suppose you wanted to.'
He pondered for a time, pushing up his moustache.
`Perhaps it is better to be a monkey than a fool. I object to being called a monkey, nevertheless. Carlota is a monkey, no more; and my two boys are prize young monkeys in sailor suits And I am a fool. Yet what is the difference between a fool and a monkey?'
`Ouien sabe?' said Kate.
`One wants to be good, and the other is sure he is good. So I make a fool of myself. They are sure they are always good, so that makes monkeys of them. Oh, if only the world would blow up like a bomb!'
`It won't!' said Kate.
`True enough. - Ah, well I'
He drew himself erect, pulling himself together.

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