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Don Carlos led the best way into the home, after ordering that the pony and mules be cared for and the carreta placed away, and there they rested for a time, and the servants introduced out wine and nutrients. They went during the wealthy apartment then, or even the eyes of Doña Catalina, who had obvious many wealthy homes, widened at what she observed right here in Don Diego’s domestic. “To imagine that our daughter will be mistress of all this while she speaks the observe! ” she gasped. Señorita Lolita stated not anything, yet she begun pondering that maybe it will no longer be so undesirable in the end to develop into the spouse of Don Diego. She used to be struggling with a psychological conflict. at the one aspect was once wealth and place, and the security and luck of her parents—and a dull guy for husband; and at the different aspect was once the romance and perfect love she craved. until eventually the final wish used to be long gone she couldn't supply the latter up. Don Carlos left the home and crossed the plaza to the hotel, the place he met a number of gents of age, and renewed acquaintance with them, albeit he spotted that none used to be enthusiastic in his greeting. They feared, he intended, to seem overtly pleasant to him, in view that he used to be within the undesirable graces of the governor. “You are within the pueblo on company? ” one requested. “Not so, señor,” Don Carlos responded, and gladly, due to the fact right here was once an opportunity to set himself correct partially. “This Señor Zorro is in another country, and the warriors after him. ” “We are conscious of that. ” “There could be a conflict, or a sequence of raids, because it is whispered that now Señor Zorro has a band of cutthroats with him, and my hacienda is off on its own and will be on the mercy of the thief. ” “Ah! And so that you convey your loved ones to the pueblo until eventually the problem is at an finish? ” “I had no longer considered doing so, yet this morning Don Diego Vega despatched out to me a request that I deliver my relatives right here and utilize his condo in the intervening time. Don Diego has long gone to his hacienda, yet will go back inside of a short while. ” The eyes of these who heard opened a piece at that, yet Don Carlos pretended to not discover, and went on sipping his wine. “Don Diego used to be out to go to me the day gone by morning,” he endured. “We renewed outdated occasions. And my hacienda had a trip from this Señor Zorro final evening, as without doubt you might have heard, and Don Diego, studying of it, galloped out back, fearing we had met with catastrophe. ” “Twice in a single day! ” gasped a type of who heard. “I have acknowledged it, señor. ” “You—that is—your daughter is especially appealing, is she now not, Don Carlos Pulido? And seventeen, is she not—about? ” “Eighteen, señor. She is named attractive, I believe,” Don Carlos admitted. these round him glanced at each other. that they had the answer now. Don Diego Vega was once trying to wed Señorita Lolita Pulido. That intended that Pulido’s fortunes might quickly be on the flood back, and that he may possibly believe known as upon to recollect his associates and glance askance at those that had no longer stood via him. So now they crowded ahead, alert to do him honor, and requested bearing on plants and the rise of his herds and flocks, and no matter if the bees have been doing in addition to traditional, and did he imagine the olives have been very good this 12 months.