Madrid, Spain (second day)
Serafín examines each bull with a critical eye, the strength of their shoulders, the size of their horns, already singling out those that will make the best fighters. José Antonio says that though he's proud of rearing good fighters, Serafín 'suffers terribly to see his animals die.'
José Antonio feels bullfighting has changed. Like everything else it is adapting to the market, to the needs of television. He used to send his bulls to Pamplona, but they don't want them any more because their horns don't look big enough.
Back at the farm, refreshment is provided. The irresistible jamón serrano (cured ham) olives and wine. I practise drinking the farmers' way from the spout straight into the mouth, or in my case, down the shirt.
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- Series: Hemingway Adventure
- Chapter: Madrid, Spain (second day)
- Country/sea: Spain
- Place: Madrid
- Book page no: 111
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