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You talk of poor men, Senora -- then you talk of me. See, I have nothing but the wits that are under my hat." And Felipe Fortis spread himself out on the trellis-bordered bench of the little Venta that stands at the junction of the Valdemosa Road and the new road from Miramar to Palma in the island of Majorca. Felipe was, of course, known to be a young man of present position and future prospects, or he would not have said such a thing. It was supposed, indeed, by some, to be a great condescension that he should stop at the little Venta of the Break of Day and take his half of wine on market-days. And, of course, there were women who eagerly sought the woman in it, and said that Felipe drank the widow Navarro's sour wine to the bright eyes of the widow's daughter. . . . * Also includes "Sister," "A Small World," "In a Crooked Way," "The Tale of a Scorpion," "On the Rocks," "'Golossa-a-l'," "The Mule," "In Love and War," "Stranded," "Putting Things Right," "For Juanita's Sake," "At the Front," "The End of the 'Mooroo'," "In a Caravan," "In the Track of the Wandering Jew," "Through the Gate of Tears," "A Pariah," and "The Prodigal's Return.