Tales of the Pampas (Google eBook)

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1916 - Pampas (Argentina) - 253 pages
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Page 92 - Ayres, and in this business I have been employed ever since. From the estancia I have taken nothing, and now it must all come back to us his inheritance and ours. This is a bitter thing and will give Elaria great grief. Thus ended Anacleto's story, and when he had finished speaking and still seemed greatly troubled in his mind, Sotelo said to him, " Friend, let me advise you what to do. You will now shortly be married to the woman you love and probably some day a son will be born to you. Let...
Page 1 - This history of a house that had been was told in the shade, one summer's day, by Nicandro, that old man to whom we all loved to listen, since he could remember and properly narrate the life of every person he had known in his native place, near to the lake of Chascomus, on the southern pampas of Buenos Ayres. IN all this district, though you should go twenty leagues to this way and that, you will not find a tree as big as this ombu, standing solitary, where there is no house; therefore it is known...
Page 148 - Cielo, how you frightened me!" screamed one of the twins, giving a great start. The cause of this sudden outcry was discovered in the presence of a young man quietly seated on the bench at the girl's side. He had not been there a minute before, and no person had seen him enter the room - what wonder that the girl was startled! He was slender in form and had small hands and feet, and oval, olive face, smooth as a girl's except for the incipient moustache on his lip.
Page 1 - Chascomus, on the southern pampas of Buenos Ayres. IN all this district, though you should go twenty leagues to this way and that, you will not find a tree as big as this ombu, standing solitary, where there is no house; therefore it is known to all as "the ombu," as if but one existed; and the name of all this estate, which is now ownerless and ruined, is El Ombu. From one of the higher branches, if you can climb, you will see the lake of Chascomus, two thirds of a league away, from shore to shore,...
Page 171 - Indian settlement, the smoke rising peacefully np from the clustered huts. At the sight of home the savages burst into loud cries of joy and triumph, answered, as they drew near, with piercing screams of welcome from the village population, chiefly composed of women, children and old men. It is past midnight ; the young moon has set ; the last fires are dying down ; the shouts and loud noise of excited talk and laughter have ceased, and the weary warriors, after feasting on sweet mare's flesh to...
Page 168 - Nino should set out badly mounted on such an adventure. 'Let me not forget," said the robbed man, as he rode away on a horse borrowed from his cousin, "to be at the Tandil this day fortnight, with a sharp knife and a blunderbuss charged with a handful of powder and not fewer than twenty-three slugs." Terribly in earnest was Polycarp of the South ! He was there at the appointed time, slugs and all; but the smoothcheeked, mysterious child-devil came not ; nor, stranger still, did the scared-looking...
Page 88 - And what did you say, Elaria?" I asked, full of concern. "Torcuato promised to marry me. I only covered my face, and was silent, for I loved you best even then, though I was almost a child, and my heart was filled with grief at his words. After we came here, Torcuato reminded me of his father's words. I answered that I did not wish to marry him, that he was only a brother to me. Then he said that we were young and he could wait until I was of another mind. This is all I have to say; but how shall...

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