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Notes on the Geography of Spain: Madrid: Photo 30

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We've come to the Plaza de Espana, at 10 o'clock. It's a neighborhood of office and residential buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries, but the main feature of the plaza is the Cervantes monument. Ford is in high form: "Spain, having denied bread to Cervantes when alive, has recently given him a stone... He is dressed in the old Spanish costume, and hides under his cloak his arm mutilated at Lepanto, which he never did in life, it being the great pride of his existence."

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