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Matador Antonio Ordóñez Gives Public Tribute to Hemingway

July 4, 1961 - Antonio Ordóñez (pictured left in 1959 with Ernest Hemingway) killed two bulls in Jerez De La Frontera, Spain, today in memory of the famed author. Before the fight, the bullfighter walked to the the middle of the ring and, with the crowd, stood silent for one minute in honor of Mr. Hemingway. The matador wept openly over the death of "Ernesto." He said that his tears were justified "because I am sure that Papa Hemingway would have liked this form of praying for the repose of his soul." In Madrid, Luis Miguel Dominguín, severely criticized by Mr. Hemingway in a recent publication, simply said: "I hope he may rest in peace."


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