Sugar Tames a Fighting Bull, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-05


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l 1 i c i : SUGAR TAMES A FIGHTING BULL It was in the famous arena now known in Mexico City as the Teatro el Toro, and which, bullfighting having been forbidden by Carranza, is now the home of Grand Opera, that one of the most astonishing incidents in connection with the history of bull-fighting occurred. The record reads: ,A bull, El Bpnitp, known as one ofi the fiercest fighters, on being brought into the arena charged and killed three horses and injured as many ;men without being- touched by the -estoque of any matador. As the bull stood bellowing defiance and with no one apparently willing to attack him, Miguel Ballo, a picador, who was a spectator in one of the boxes, leaped unarmed into the inclosure..- In Jiis. outstretched hand he carried two lumps of sugar, which he nonchalantly offered to the bull. The animal suddenly ceased its bellowing and in i . few moments docilely licked the sugar from Ballos hand. The latter returned unharmed to his . box amid the plaudits of the spectators.

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