page 294 of 818 of Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women

She (and Torquemada) strangled a debtor? When he smashed the new piggy bank he’s making a statement about the wretched state of money. But it’s complicated too because they still need money to live. Just as his aunt is both right to think he’s a fool and wrong to not act in charity or believe a person can reform.