By Margaret Maud McKellar
This e-book provides the diary of Margaret Maud McKellar, referring to the tale of a brand new Zealand relations that immigrated torural Mexico in 1892 and controlled to outlive in an unusual atmosphere via sheer decision. Illustrated
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The dining room had much the same appearance as the night before, and the meals were served in the same style as at Eagle Pass. The tablecloths were red and white, anything but fresh and clean looking, and a few Mexicans were seated at some of the tables. They all had on belts of cartridges, to which pistols were attached. These looked very formidable to us, though it is where everyone carries the pistols, a sight that soon lost its warlike interest; and the feeling of admiring awe with which we first regarded them soon died away.
This was all the property they now owned. They sailed from Sydney on the Monawai for San Francisco on 21 March 1891. The sea voyage that the family hoped would improve Rachel Louise's condition only worsened it. When they arrived in San Francisco, they took a home in Pasadena for a few months, expecting Rachel Louise to recover with rest and the benign climate. Instead, she became weaker by the day. Page 16 McKellar, who had gone to Mexico, was notified of her serious condition, but the telegram mistakenly stated she was better rather than worse.
The Mexicans looked as if they had some idea of that sort too, as they were in deep consultation and kept looking at us and counting on their fingers, but it seemed as if they could come to no agreement. ") but how on earth were we to tell them that we were tired and wanted beds? Then Mother remembered that cama was bed and repeated the Page 33 word to the Mexicans, at which they became attentive and smiling and escorted us upstairs with profuse apologies of which we understood not a word. Upstairs was lighted by one solitary lantern, hung to the top rail of the bannister.