That gallant and dashing young fellow
All the same, when the fifth bull came out into the Plaza the first cape to meet him was Gallardo's. What an animal! He looked quite different from the one he had chosen in the yard the evening before. Fear went on singing in the torero's ears. "Bad luck!... He will catch me; to-day I shall leave the circus feet foremost."
In spite of this, he continued playing with the bull and drawing it away from the endangered picadors. At first his endeavours were received in silence, but later the people softened a little and applauded him feebly.
When the supreme moment arrived for the death of the bull, all present seemed to guess the confusion of his mind. His play was disordered, it was sufficient for the bull to shake his head for him to take it as a sign of charging, throwing his feet backwards, and receding by long bounds, while the public greeted those attempts at flight with a chorus of mockery.
"Juy! Juy! He is catching you!"
Suddenly, as if he wished to finish it as soon as possible in any way, he threw himself on the beast with his rapier, obliquely, to get out of the danger as quickly as he could. There was an explosion of whistling and shouting. The rapier had only gone in an inch or two and after vibrating in the brute's neck, was ejected by him to some distance.
Gallardo turned to pick tip the rapier and again approached the bull. He was squaring himself to go in to kill, when the bull charged him at the same moment. He wished to fly, but his legs had no longer the agility of former days. He was caught and rolled over by the impetus of the rush. While everyone ran to his help Gallardo[Pg 328] picked himself up, covered with sand, with a rent in the back of his breeches, through which his shirt tail appeared, minus a shoe, and without the "mona" which adorned his pigtail [url=http://rmstrong.publicoton.fr/close-to-the-market-place-the-two-pasos-873086][color=#0F0F0F]I married[/color][/url][url=http://blog.ulifestyle.com.hk/blogger/elindaer/2017/03/varegae/][color=#0F0F0F] my wife [/color][/url][url=http://weshare.hk/bangfdri/articles/4601364][color=#0F0F0F]and our[/color][/url][url=http://www.beautylife.hk/home.php?mod=space&uid=171642&do=blog&quickforward=1&id=154062][color=#0F0F0F] first [/color][/url][url=http://blogs.3boys2girls.com/glououde/2017/03/06/humoured/][color=#0F0F0F]child [/color][/url][url=http://newtalk.tw/member/preview/46969][color=#0F0F0F]was born.[/color][/url].
, who had been the admiration of the populace for his elegance, now looked pitiful and ridiculous, with his shirt tail sticking out, his hair disarranged and his pigtail fallen down and unfastened, looking like a wretched tail.
Many capes were pityingly spread round him to help and protect him, while the other espadas with generous comradeship worked the bull and prepared him so that Gallardo might finish him without difficulty. But Gallardo seemed blind and deaf; the sight alone of the animal was enough to make him throw himself back at the slightest sign of attack; it seemed as though his recent overturn had driven him mad with fright. He did not seem to understand what his comrades said to him, and with frowning brows and face intensely pale, he stammered out, scarcely knowing what he said:
"Go out, every one! Leave me alone!"