Hector has always been a "mama's boy" and has managed to so deceive his parents that they think him a model youth and are constantly boring their friends with accounts of his perfections. It is "dear Hector's" birthday, as the scene opens, and having spent a pleasant day with his parents the latter bid him good-night and give him his candle to light himself to bed. Hardly has he left the room before they begin singing his praises to each other. To think, twenty-one years of age and as obedient and respectful to his parents as if he were a little boy! And so good and simple minded! Another youth at his age would want to spend his evenings at the theaters and going about town with other wild young men. But not so Hector. He spends his evenings at home reading some instructive book and then at eight-thirty sharp he takes his candle and goes off to bed. They are indeed fortunate to possess such an angel son. Well, it is our sad duty to relate that Hector is not quite the angel child his ...
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