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After this your marriage will be a happy one, for your wife will obey you. She will not be giddy and wild, and best of all, she will not go about sighing. " "No," said Julio, "you are not leaving. " "Amigo, you must be a bit more desconfiado. You don't know me," said Antonio. " "Do you remember the body you buried the morning before we met? I am that body. " With this Death departed. Julio bathed his princess, the mare, and the dove in the lagoon. For years and years he and his queen lived happily.
Feeling somewhat relieved, Juan went to his brother's house. Here he was welcomed as a prodigal. He was fed and clothed and asked to make the granja his home. However, he was intent on finding his suerte, and one morning, at early dawn, he set out on his search. He hadn't proceeded far when he came upon an old hag near a gutter. She was asleep and seemed the worse off for drink. " "I am your suerte," she said. "You can thank my long siesta for those fine clothes you wear. " he asked. "Don't blame me.
But, first, you must insist on taking a walk with the girl. Take her to the lagoon in the brush near the suburbs and tell her to strip and bathe. She will refuse and then you are to whip her with a willow switch. Hit her hard and force her into the water. When she leaves the lagoon a young mare will come to the bank for water. Whip this filly into the lagoon. When she leaves a dove will settle upon a branch near you. Catch this dove and whip Page 23 it into the lagoon as you did with the princess and the mare.
A Good Tale and a Bonnie Tune (Texas Folklore Society Publications Series, 32) by Mody C. Boatright, Wilson M. Hudson, Allen Maxwell