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Paquita, the beautiful daughter of poor peasants, much sought after by adoring village swains, and the admiration of strolling painters, makes her first visit to the city of her dreams on a... See full summary
Paquita, the beautiful daughter of poor peasants, much sought after by adoring village swains, and the admiration of strolling painters, makes her first visit to the city of her dreams on a great festival day. She attends the bull fight and in a very romantic manner meets Carlos, the famous bull fighter, who pays her undivided attention and presses his suit with all the warmth and ardor of a Spaniard. A cloud comes o'er Paquita's dream of happiness through fear of her brother's opposition to her lover. She agrees to elope with Carlos, on the night of the Governor's grand ball, and Carlos selects a friend to make arrangements for a successful termination of his plan. The festival days draw to a close; Paquita is the acknowledged belle everywhere. In mask and domino the friends attend the grand ball, and at its height the friend announces all ready. The lovers slip away and are married. The helpful friend calls later to congratulate the happy pair. His astonishment is only equaled by ...

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