Montes the Matador
"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