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Old March 02, 2010, 05:07 PM
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Some questions while reading a story

Hello, I have some doubts about a tale I'd read. I will be pleased if you could help me.

1.
"In her home anyway she had shelter and food; she had those whom she had known all her life about her"
I can't figure this out, the "about her" thing.
"..tiene aquellos quienes ella ha conocido toda su vida sobre ella???

2.
"O course..."
Same as "of course"?

3.
"And no she had nobody to protect her."
Here I can assume there is a implicit comma after "and no" right? or I'm missing something?

4.
"He said she used to squander the money, that she had no head, that he wasn't going to give her his hard-earned money to throw about the streets, and much more, for he was usually fairly bad on Saturday night."
I can't understand the "for", what does it do in the sentence? It's necesary?

5.
"In the end he would give her the money and ask her had any intention of..."
I would understand the grammar if it would be this: "and ask her if she had any"; Which is the "ask her had any" grammar and the difference with the option I gave?

6.
"... his peaked cap pushed back on his head."
Best translations?

7.
"He had fallen on his feet in Buenos Ayres..."
Best translations?

8.
"As she mused the pitiful vision of her mother's life laid it's spell on the very quick of her being--that life of..."
Hmm, translation?

I know this is a lot, excuse me and thanks in advance for your time.
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