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Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso
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after she escapes the convent in san sebastian...."I shook off my veil and went out into a street i had never seen, without any idea which way to turn, or where i might be going. I struck out...and came upon a chestnut grove.....There i holed up for three days...cutting myself out a [man's] suit of clothes."
ultimately this book is too academic for most readers, but you do get some insight into how a woman could pass as a man in conquistador times. but on so many fronts this is not a good time to dwell on crazy imperialistic wars and such. yule time.
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11/16/2010 page 5
6.0% "after she escapes the convent in san sebastian...."I shook off my veil and went out into a street i had never seen, without any idea which way to turn, or where i might be going. I struck out...and came upon a chestnut grove.....There i holed up for three days...cutting myself out a [man's] suit of clothes.""

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