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Chapter I. A conversation on the train
Chapter II. O, oriental, romantic city!
Chapter III. Infancy: sombre vestibule of life
Chapter IV. Blue eyes, black eyes
Chapter V. Noble and ancient ancestral homes!
Chapter VI. Concerning an adventure of Quentin's in the neighbourhood of El Potro
Chapter VII. In which is told the history of a tavern on Sierra Morena
Chapter VIII. A fight in an olive orchard
Chapter IX. In which Señor Sabadía abuses words and wine
Chapter X. Don Gil finishes his story
Chapter XI. More incomprehensible than the heart of a grown woman, is that of a girl-child
Chapter XII. In search of a jewel-case
Chapter XIII. A picnic and a ride
Chapter XIV. Spring
Chapter XV. Where his beautiful expectations went!
Chapter XVI. The man of action begins to make himself known
Chapter XVII. "I am a little Catiline"
Chapter XVIII. The tavern in the Calle del Bodegoncillo
Chapter XIX. The pleasant ironies of reality
Chapter XX. Philosophers without realizing the fact
Chapter XXI. Juan talks
Chapter XXII. Sticks, shots, and stones
Chapter XXIII. Pursuit and escape
Chapter XXIV. The victim of a feuilleton
Chapter XXV. An abduction is prepared
Chapter XXVI. Explanations
Chapter XXVII. In which a countess, a professional bandit, and a man of action have a talk
Chapter XXVIII. The mason's message
Chapter XXIX. A conference
Chapter XXX. Projects
Chapter XXXI. Night and day
Chapter XXXII. The city of the discreet
Chapter XXXIII The departure
Chapter XXXIV. The end
Personally, Señor Baroja is somewhat of an enigma, a mystery. He is extremely modest and retiring, and seldom appears prominently before the public. It has been said of him that, although he apparently knows what everyone else thinks and believes, there is \o one who can say for sure just what his thoughts and beliefs are. He is an ardent, Píous Catholic, with very advanced ideas. One is led to believe from some of his works that he is an ardent Republican. Some even go so far as to assert that he entertains strong anarchistic views. But, just as we have about made up our minds as to his political creed, along comes a novel like La feria de los discretos, in which he ridicules Republicans and Anarchists, and we are forced to reject our conceptior.