"I grew rapidly, in fact so rapidly that I fell ill.
The doctors prescribed some treatments during my stay in town, one being I should ride horses.
Harness was sent from the hacienda and I rode every morning with one of my brothers. I lived so secluded in San Luis, a sparsely populated town, that even there where I had spent the greater part of my life, no one knew me.
They thought I was the wife of the brother who rode with me. I was thirteen and knew very few people, even very young ones.
The first day I was called Miss I turned pale and started to cry. I was glad to be still a child and was horrified at their regarding me as a young girl.
At home I used to wear a short dress, in town a long one. The young governor of the State liked to talk with me and courted me. As for me, I told him stories and was at a loss what else to say.