Two Matadors. "Little Lizard" and "Flask."
Now he wished to examine them closely, to choose them, to prepare for his success by a careful study of their dispositions.
The master of the farm spent two days smoking in the balcony of his Plaza, whilst the youngsters from Seville fought his young bulls, being often knocked over and pawed.
Before the Holy Week holidays Gallardo's family returned to Seville. The espada was to fight at the Easter corrida. It was the first time he would kill in Do?a Sol's presence since he had come to know her, and it made him doubtful of his powers.
A fresh attempt only succeeded like the others in[Pg 326] drawing a low bellow from the tortured animal.
During the winter, the season of rest when the torero was for the most part at home, or only went into the[Pg 95] country for the "trials" of young bulls or for hunting parties, all went well. Carmen was happy, knowing her husband ran no risks; she laughed at anything, ate, and her face was bright with the hues of health. But as soon as the spring time came round, and Juan left home to fight in the different Plazas in Spain, the poor girl became pale and weak, and fell into a painful languor, her eyes, dilated by terror, ready to shed tears on the slightest occasion.下载