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I2 The Philippine Islands.
fighting-cock, which he loves as devotedly as one of his own children, and upon which he has spent much care and interest. The 44 farmer," often a Chinaman, who has secured a license from the Government to run the cock-pit, stands in the middle of the ring, around him a group of natives excited and eager.
Two fighting-cocks, each armed wTith a steel spur three or four inches long, are in the hands of their respective owners. Every
cock-fighting : the supreme enjoyment.
eye is riveted upon the prospective contestants. The farmer, or proprietor, announces that the contest is about to begin, and from every hand dollars rain into the ring, each person staking a certain amount upon his favorite.
This done, all is breathless expectation, and at the wrord " Casada" (meaning matched), and at 44 Largo " (let go), the fowls are let loose.
The fight waxes hot and furious ; the two cocks are as pugnacious as bull-pups. But it is scon over ; for, at a wrell-directed thrust from the steel spur, one of the contestants lies dead.The fight waxes hot and furious ; the two cocks are as pugnacious as bull-pups. But it is scon over ; for, at a wrell-directed thrust from the steel spur, one of the contestants lies dead.