Don Caesar is reduced to naught but his title, to save a poor youth, Lazarillo. Don Caesar fights the captain of the king's guards and kills him. He is condemned to he shot and pending the execution, is confined to jail with Lazarillo. Don Jose, the Prime Minister, suggests to Don Caesar that, although he is to die, he should marry before the day of the execution and thus perpetuate his title. Don Caesar consents with the promise that he may drink with the soldiers before he is shot. While he is doing this, young Lazarillo extracts the bullets from the soldiers' guns. Just previous to the execution Don Jose enters with Maritana, a flower girl, and she is wedded to Don Caesar. He is taken to the yard, the soldiers fire, Don Caesar falls, but when the men leave the court-yard, he escapes; later he appears in disguise at a state ball in search of the bride whose face he has never seen. On revealing himself to Don Jose Don Caesar signs a paper disclaiming forever all title in favor of his...
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