The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 159
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A Survey of German Literature in Texas 159
will cause her great grief and rob her of the only stay she has,
the young Mexican disappears. lie might overcome obstacles or
break any statute law in order to gain his beloved, but the stern
traditional law of his race that pertains to the relationship be-
tween "compadre" and "comadre" he dare not break. It is most
sacred. The American widow, knowing nothing of this powerful
unwritten moral law, suffers keenly over the apparent faithlessness
of one on whom she has come to rely. The development of a
happy ending to this seemingly hopeless situation forms the
theme of the story.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930, periodical, 1930; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101090/m1/173/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.