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Subject: Re: Vargas y Machuca
Author: Shamsheer   (guest, 213.10.185.228)
Date: October 30, 2004 at 5:22:38 AM
Reply to: Talking besides my back? Well, at least to my reckoning I've not been offended so... by Gianfranco E. Tubino Bryce
This story about Vargas is from 'Don Quixote':
"I remember having read," [DQ] added, "how a Spanish knight, Diego PĂ©rez de Vargas by name, having broken his sword in battle, tore from an oak a ponderous bough or branch. With it he did such things that day, and pounded so many Moors, that he got the surname of Machuca and his descendants from that day forth are called Vargas y Machuca."

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