The News from Paraguay - Chapter 6: Obispo Cue Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6: Obispo Cue Summary

Ella gives birth to her second child with Franco, Corinna Adelaida. She lives only five months before dying suddenly of no apparent cause. Franco tries to comfort Ella by promising her another child, but she won't hear of it. She holds the dead child for nearly a day before finally consenting to a burial.

The couple is building a palace, called Obispo Cue, and Ella wants it to be pink. It is the first building in Asuncion to be built of marble. Ella puts her efforts into the planning of their home. The house is completed in June of 1859. Ella complains that it needs repainting three times to get the right shade of pink. Franco then has an opera house built, and opening night is a very social event. Ella sits in a box seat separate from the Lopez family. Men generally regard...

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