But why does Carmen need to take care of the beggar at all? Look. Only a fewyards away is the farmer’s market with carts of fresh food.
She has eight children and sells eggs to survive. Yet when she can barely afford it she gave your mother two hens and helped the crippled woman. The rich take care of the rich and the poor take care of those who have less than they have.
There is a Mexican saying:"Full bellies and Spanish blood go hand in hand."
In front of the station, a crippled Indian woman crawled on her knees, her hand outstretched toward the people of the station, but everyone ignored her, then Carmen walked over and gave her a coin and some tortillas. The woman blessed her, making the sign of the cross. Then Carmen took her hens and walked away.
Have you never noticed?
Those with Spanish blood, who have the fairest complexions in the land, are the wealthiest
Miguel looked at Esperanza, wrinkled his forehead, and shook his head.
It is just something that old wives say...
No, It is something the poor say.
Esperanza looked at him and raised her eyebrows.
Esperanza suddenly felt guilty and did not want to admit that she had never noticed or that it might be true. Besides, they were going to the United States now and it certainly would not be true there.