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For the most part these signs were shadows upon the rocks on the far side of the valley. These rights have, today, become converted by common consent into the hours of the clock, but whenever a dispute arises concerning the rule, the old farmers refer to the traditional senas del agua, the signs made by the sun. The rights are supposed to devolve from the regulations of the Confederation Hidraulica, which has jurisdiction over them, but in fact during the period with which we are concerned, the titles to water-rights were few, out of date and of doubtful validity.
In this way the low opinion of the del quedirdn". 1 Faderique, character of neighbouring pueblos is reinforced. Not that is unknown, quite the con stealing by residents of the valley seldom comes before the the case it when happens, trary. Yet, for to call in the Civil Guard law. Private action is preferred, At very "ugly". against a neighbour would be the same time, there is a far greater inducement to beg or rob when away from home, in that other means of maintaining considered oneself are no longer available.
Techniques, has benefited the leaves The money which community in this way does not return in exchange for increased production. receive fewer 1 There are three rationing scales whereby the well-to-do the black rations than the poor. It is argued that they can afford to buy upon of the market. This argument involves a logical contradiction between the aims control order and the aims of rationing, but its equity cannot be denied. EL PUEBLO 22 The degree which towns are economically independent of one another can be inferred from a comparison of pricelevels which vary from place to place according to supply and demand, and to the success with which traders manage to corner an article in short supply, Manufactured articles to more expensive in Alcald than in Ronda, and, when local crops come on the market, agricultural produce also.