Context. A Corín Tellado novel. The innocent Gloria, eighteen years old, sailed to Spain from South America to stay with her late mother’s sister, but found that her aunt had died some years before. The widower, Gloria’s 40 year old step-uncle, took her in, but later asked her to marry him. She refused, thinking he is crazy and much too old for her. .... con los cabellos en desorden, los ojos muy abiertos, las manos crispadas sobre el pecho. .... with her hair in disarray, eyes wide open, and her hands clasped to her chest. Any help would be much appreciated.