Pepita Jiménez

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Author: Juan Valera
Published: 1874
Language: Spanish
Wordcount: 61,878 / 189 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 2,391
Added to site: 2005.12.05
mnybks.net#: 11437
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con él en obsequios y atenciones; y, siempre que mi padre trata de hablarle de amor, le pone a raya echándole un sermón dulcísimo, trayéndole a la memoria sus pasadas culpas y tratando de desengañarle del mundo y de sus pompas vanas.

Confieso a Vd. que empiezo a tener curiosidad de conocer a esta mujer; tanto oigo hablar de ella. No creo que mi curiosidad carezca de fundamento, tenga nada de vano ni de pecaminoso; yo mismo siento lo que dice Pepita; yo mismo deseo que mi padre, en su edad provecta, venga a mejor vida, olvide y no renueve las agitaciones y pasiones de su mocedad, y llegue a una vejez tranquila, dichosa y honrada. Sólo difiero del sentir de Pepita en una cosa; en creer que mi padre, mejor que quedándose soltero, conseguiría esto casándose con una mujer digna, buena y que le quisiese. Por esto mismo deseo conocer a Pepita y ver si ella puede ser esta mujer, pesándome ya algo, y tal vez entre en esto cierto orgullo de familia, que si es malo quisiera desechar, los desdenes, aunque melifluos y

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