Bobint, that big, brown, good-natured Bobint, had no intention of going to the ball, even though he knew Calixta would be there. For what came of those balls but heartache, and a sickening disinclination for work the whole week through, till Saturday night came again and his tortures began afresh? Why could he not love Ozina, who would marry him to-morrow; or Fronie, or any one of a dozen others, rather than that little Spanish vixen? Calixta's slender foot had never touched Cuban soil; but her mother's had, and the Spanish was in her blood all the same. For that reason the prairie people forgave her much that they would not have overlooked in their own daughters or sisters. Her eyes, Bobint thought of her eyes, and weakened, the bluest, the drowsiest, most tantalizing that ever looked into a man's, he thought of her flaxen hair that kinked worse than a mulatto's close to her head; that broad, smiling mouth and tip-tilted nose, that full figure; that voice like a rich contralto song, with cadences in it that must have been taught by Satan, for there was no one else to teach her tricks on that 'Cadian prairie.
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As his affections are unreciprocated, he decides to refrain from attending the upcoming ball, though he knows Calixta will be there.
Scandalized and disturbed, she returns to the house. He readily complies and heads home with Clarisse, forgetting Calixta and leaving her on the balcony. When they temporarily make a stop, she replies that she was afraid he might go to Assumption, where he would be with Calixta.
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As his affections are unreciprocated, he decides to refrain from attending the upcoming ball, though he knows Calixta will be there. Scandalized and disturbed, she returns to the house. He readily complies and heads home with Clarisse, forgetting Calixta and leaving her on the balcony. When they temporarily make a stop, she replies that she was afraid he might go to Assumption, where he would be with Calixta.
At the Cadian Ball
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