[The Biography of Guadalupe Lupita Gallegos]: a machine readable transcription.
“Since it was considered such a disgrace for a lady of the upper class to be seen on the street unescorted, we spent most of our time sewing, and playing the piano. We never dreamed of soiling our hands in the kitchen cooking or cleaning.
“In front of Mr. Ulibarri we were always very dignified and well-behaved, but when he was not present we were often silly, as most girls are. I was the only one of the girls who was permitted to go with Mr. Ulibarri very often. He would have his chocolate in bed about eleven o'clock, arise later and have his regular breakfast. Then he would say to the servants in a commanding voice, ‘Lousiana, my cape, my cane, and my hat.’”
The servants would rush to do his bidding. Then he would say, “Lupita, come to me.”
“Oh! no! no!” protested the servants, “she is all dirty. Let us wash her.”
“You wash yourself. Leave her alone,” Mr. Ulibarri would say in a very patient voice.
Then he would go to different stores with little Lupita holding his hand. Immediately upon entering a store Lupita would go to the candy counter and help herself.
One day when Mr. Ulibarri was away all the woman got together. They had heard of a strange new toy that had just come to Andres Dol store. They were very anxious to see it, so much so, indeed, that they sneaked out of the house and went to town to see it. The new toy was a jack-in-the-box. The women had a good time at the store and when they returned home they made Lupita promise not to tell on them.
Later in the afternoon Mr. Ulibarri returned home looking very pleased.