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Episode of the Wooden Horse in an Epic of the Bull-Ring

EPISODE OF THE WOODEN HORSE IN AN EPIC OF THE BULL-RING

Portuguese bull-fights are diversified by comic interludes. Here, for example, a clown, on a dummy horse, awaits the charge of a bull newly admitted into the arena, whose attention a nimble brother clown endeavours to divert from the too heavily handicapped mock cavalheiro to himself. Should he fail, it would mean some bad bruises for the "horseman," although the bull's horns are padded

When Bull-Fights are On Bulldog Tactics are Sound

WHEN BULL-FIGHTS ARE ON BULLDOG TACTICS ARE SOUND

Very striking is the concluding item of a performance in the Portuguese bull-ring. Three fresh bulls are engaged simultaneously by a number of men on foot. Presently one of these seizes a bull by the horns and hangs on until, joined by his comrades, he overpowers the brute. Each bull is eventually mastered in this way, and all three are then branded with a hot iron