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Schott's Miscellany 24 July 2009

South American revolutionary Simón Bolivar born (1783)


ON PARDONING BULLS

In bullfighting, an indulto is a pardon granted toa bull by the presidente of the fight for demonstrating extraordinary bravery. Some of the toros célebres (famous bulls) granted the indulto include: Algareño, Civilón, Gordito (who killed 21 horses during a fight in 1869), and Jaquéton--whose name is given as a nickname to other bulls considered to be brave.


Progress was all right; only it went on too long.
James Thurber (1894-1961)
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