ISABEL DE PALENCIA Oyarzo BAL (1878-1974) a Oeyo I can not forget that on leaving Norway, on the boat, following a traditional practice gave us tapes of different colors, streamers, we threw the passengers said goodbye to us from the dock. When I threw all the tapes, I saw that I had left in their hands the ends of three only, which bound me to the land that was simple: red, yellow and purple and I've always felt that it was like a prophetic revelation, that Spanish to leave Europe were still connected to our country's flag republicana.a Elizabeth O. Palencia. THE VOICE OF THE FIRST SPANISH AMBASSADOR On October 23, 1936 by the Minister of State appointed to the excellent writer, not duly appreciated Malaga-Isabel de Oyarzabal, Minister Plenipotentiary of the legation in Stockholm, first fell on a Spanish woman that appointment. The former ambassador, Alfonso Fiscowich, balked at the legation to be replaced and also by a woman a rojaa . Of his stay in Stockholm, Oyarzabal always remember that reception of the diplomatic staff at Christmas 1938, when the King Gustav V raised his glass to toast the a representante Espanolaa Republic of the heroic . There he also met the American writer Pearl Sydenstricker Buck who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 and devoted affection words of Republican Spain. The journalist, novelist, playwright, translator, actress, folklorist, political and diplomatic Oyarzabal Elizabeth Smith, also known as Isabel de Palencia, was born in Malaga on June 12, 1878 and died in Mexico City in 1974. .