Manuscripts/Mixed Material [The Biography of Guadalupe Lupita Gallegos]: a machine readable transcription.
Now Grandfather had a wicked brother, Isidore Gallegos, who was as clever and sly as a fox. This man swindled his brother, his relatives, and everyone he could swindle. Now my Grandmother's aunt Juanita and her uncle Rumaldo were very wealthy. They had no children of their own and so they brought up mother and a nephew, Felipe, whose mother had died when he was a baby.
They treated the boy like a prince. They were giving him an excellent education and loved him as if he had been their own son. Uncle Isidore probably tho'ught to himself, “If I can only make trouble and cause Felipe's father to take him back Aunt Juanita will take one of my children and bring him up.” The wicked fellow then went down to Felipe's father who was an extremely dumb man and said, “Why don't you ask Aunt Juanita to give you back your son. He'll now be able to help you a lot for he's growing big.” Thus he convinced the dumb man and both went to Aunt Juanita.
Aunt Juanita, a spunky woman, said, “You shall not take Felipe away from me. Take it to court if you wish but nothing can persuade me to give up Felipe.”
“Let him go, Aunt,” said the tactful Isidore, “now you may have whichever of my sons you want.”
Aunt Juanita who knew his character well enough saw thro'ugh his little scheme and said, “Altho'ugh yours may be blonde not one of them will compare with Felipe's little finger