The Passing of Enriquez

The Passing of Enriquez

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When Enriquez Saltillo ran away with Miss Mannersley, as already recorded in these chronicles,<a name="BN1" /><a href="#FN1"><sup>1</sup></a> her relatives and friends found it much easier to forgive that ill-assorted union than to understand it. For, after all, Enriquez was the scion of an old SpanishCalifornian family, and in due time would have his share of his father’s three square leagues, whatever incongruity there was between his lively Latin extravagance and Miss Mannersley’s Puritan precision and intellectual superiority. They had gone to Mexico; Mrs. Saltillo, as was known, having an interest in Aztec antiquities, and he being utterly submissive to her wishes. For myself from my knowledge of Enriquez’s nature, I had grave doubts of his entire subjugation, although I knew the prevailing opinion was that Mrs. Saltillo’s superiority would speedily tame him. Since his brief and characteristic note apprising me of his marriage, I had not heard from him. It was, therefore, with some surprise, a good deal of reminiscent affection, and a slight twinge of reproach that, two years after, I looked up from some proofs, in the sanctum of the “Daily Excelsior,” to recognize his handwriting on a note that was handed to me by a yellow Mexican boy.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pdm Classics
  • United States
  • English
  • 0740824112
  • 9780740824111