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Ingenious Device to Soothe the Infuriated Temper of the Fighting Bull

INGENIOUS DEVICE TO SOOTHE THE INFURIATED TEMPER OF THE FIGHTING BULL

After a bull has been irritated into providing sport for about ten minutes, a number of mild, trained cows are driven into the ring, with big bells jangling round their necks. The bull soon becomes quiet in their company, and is persuaded to leave the arena with them. Meanwhile, men called campanos have come in with the cows, and these endeavour to pick the darts out of the bull's neck by means of long sticks with a clip attachment at the end. Usually about eight bulls are put through the mill in the course of a Portuguese bull-fight