“Father, I am not in a hurry about it,” said Linares, confused.
“I think he says something about it in the letter,” stammered Linares again.
He saluted Captain Tiago affably, the latter not knowing whether to smile or to weep; to Linares he bowed profoundly.
Linares had not yet arrived; as a person of importance, he must arouse expectation.
Linares, who was talking with Maria Clara, was no little disquieted by the abrupt arrival of his cousins.
“I believe he says something about that in the letter,” Linares again stammered.
The upper course and tributaries of the Maule, principally in the province of Linares, are largely used for irrigation.
Linares turned pale and looked at Capitan Tiago, who dropped his eyes.
Ibarra surveyed Linares with a look which the modest young man bore with considerable haughtiness.
Linares had not yet come; as a personage of importance, he had to arrive later than the others.