A Son of the Hidalgos by Ricardo LeónA Son of the Hidalgos by Ricardo León

A Son of the Hidalgos

byRicardo León

Paperback | February 13, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I HOLY MOTHER, and what wonderful things young Master Pedro says whenever he opens his mouth! I wouldn't be surprised if they inspired the very angels themselves! And for a person with such wonderful talent to come and hide himself away in this God-forsaken hole! I suppose God knows how to manage the destiny of all us poor creatures, but it certainly makes me feel bad to see stuck in this corner of Santillana such a fine young man, who ought to be sparkling among cities and palaces." Thus spoke the old housekeeper, Andrea, who was sitting in the sun-room, her wrinkled old face grimacing over her knitting. Donia, her niece, a gay little brunette, sat beside her, mending the clean linen; and a little beyond Rosuca, a niece of the Father Elias, was making pillow lace; and Silda, who was sorting the linen, wandered back and forth between the sun-parlour and her own room, singing like a mavis. "Ever since he came to Santillana," went on Andrea, "that poor young man has lived like a saint; every morning he goes to Mass, and the rest of the day he spends in the cloister with his books and his writing. He never goes to a fair or a party. His only diversion is a walk with Don Elias, which certainly isn't great gayety! I don't believe the monks themselves live a more saintly life!" "What a wonderful man," laughed Rosuca, smiling mischievously. "I often see him pass our door in the evening, walking like a snail, a book in his hand, and not noticing anybody. And at other times he goes and sits over in Revolgo, telling stories and jokes to a horde of little urchins. (They say he is very fond of children.) At other times he goes off to stare at the ruins behind the church, and at times it looks as though he were crying. I wonder why he likes to go about alone, o...
Title:A Son of the HidalgosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217152082

ISBN - 13:9780217152082