Foreign News: Duel?

Senor Benigna Varella, editor of the Madrid royalist journal Monariquia, challenged Author Vicente Blasco Ibanez to a duel for attacking King Alfonso. The challenge was addressed to the author in four languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian) in the form of an open letter.

Editor Varella, "one of the cleverest duellists living," declared that he intended to go to France, slap Ibanez's face in a public place, force him to duel.

In France, famed Author Ibanez, himself no mean duellist, although "he has never yet succeeded in killing anyone," received the challenge. Said he:...

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