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  • I hadn't told anyone at all
    I'd barely let on to myself
    but I'd made up my mind
    to marry my girl.

    Stranger to Catalan protocol
    but sure I'd met with approval
    I asked the father permission
    to marry his girl.

    "I have come to ask
    for the hand of your daughter."

    "You only want the hand?"
    was what he wryly smiled at me.
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