Mariana

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Boni, 1914 - Spanish drama - 157 pages
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Page 26 - God land swore to follow you To the end of the world to the end of...
Page 137 - ... my heart longs for my Daniel ! JOAQUIN. Silence, silence! Don't say such things — no more, no more ! MARIANA. Isn't all this monstrous? That accursed family has been the damnation of mine. His father made my mother vile, and Daniel has made me vile. What infamy! What infamy! God! God!
Page 74 - I wasn't asleep any more. 1 wasn'ta dream. I was awake. Behind my mother stood a man. It was Alvarado saying to my mother, "Come on," and my mother replied, "No, not without her!" and he said, "All right; take her along then.
Page 136 - Oh, stubborn and blind woman ! MARIANA. No, Don Joaquin; it was not blindness ; it was not obstinacy. I wanted to raise a barrier between Daniel and myself ; I wanted to have at my side a man who would hold my madness in check...
Page 74 - One morning — it must have been about two or three o'clock — I was sleeping in my little bed and dreaming tnut I was kissing my doll because she had called me "Mamma.
Page 74 - Hurry up!" Then they tied a coat of my mother around my body and a shawl that nearly suffocated me.
Page 154 - Are you not for me the whole of existence? What does the rest matter?
Page 156 - I married you out of jealousy. I was going to run away with him. Do you understand? If you leave me I shall fly with him.
Page 74 - All right; take her along then." Then followed what seemed like another dream — this time a nightmare. My mother was dressing me as a mad woman might dress a marionette, shaking and pulling me, almost kicking me, and Alvarado incessantly urging her on. '

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