Montes The Matador -- First Love: A Confession -- Profit and Loss -- The Interpreter: A Mere Episode -- Sonia
ad and pawing the ground. He was very angry, but he knew the difference between us quite well, and he let me come close to him without rushing at me, and then just shook his head to show me he was still angry, and soon began to feed quietly. In a moment or two I left him and went back to my father. He had got off the pony and was white and trembling, and he said, "'Are you hurt?'
"And I said laughing, 'No: he didn't want to hurt me. He was only showing off his temper.'
"And my father said, 'There's not a man in all Spain that could have done that!
You know more than I do--more than anybody.'
"After that he let me do as I liked, and the next two years were very happy ones. First came the marriage of my second sister; then the eldest one was married, and they were both good matches. And the bulls sold well, and my father had less to do, as I could attend to the whole herd by myself. Those were two good years. My mother seemed to love me more and more every day, or I suppose I noticed