Latour is determined to build a cathedral in Santa Fe

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Unformatted text preview: Latour is determined to build a cathedral in Santa Fe. He is encouraged by Don Antonio Olivares. Olivares's second wife, Dona Isabella, has Europeanized her husband, entertains lavishly, is a devout Catholic, and irritates her in-laws. Quick-spirited, vain, gracious, younger than her husband, and still physically attractive, she inspires gossip. The French priests enjoy conversations with her in their native tongue. In her home, they can discuss the outside world and music. Don Antonio is heavy and slow. He has lively eyes with a yellow spark and golden brown fingers. He knows the priests well. He gives to Latour things that are pleasing to the eye; to Vaillant he gives things that are pleasing to the taste. Inez, the Olivares's only daughter, visits them and casts a somber spell over the household. At a New Year's party, Olivares promises to give enough money so Latour can build his cathedral. New Year's party, Olivares promises to give enough money so Latour can build his cathedral....
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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