Excerpt from Manuel in Mexico Mexico is a land flooded with sunshine and decked with flowers. Its scenery is magnificent. Sw-capped mountains rise amid scenes of tropical beauty. The climate varies from that of the torrid zone on the lowlands, to that of regions of perpetual sw on the lofty peaks. Its people are kindly, courteous, and hospitable. It is a land of tradition and romance, and of picturesque contrasts. Nearly half of the inhabitants of the United States of Mexico are Indians, descendants of the Indian races which were conquered by the Spaniards. Many of them are poor peons who live on the haciendas, tilling the soil for their masters as their fathers and grandfathers have done before them for many generations; but there are those who have become famous men and have accomplished great deeds for their country. This story tells how Manuel, a little Mexican lad, who begins his life on the hacienda, has an opportunity to go to Mexico City, taking with him his friend Benito. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.