National Geographic : 1936 Mar
DON QUIXOTE'S SPIRIT FLASHES IN THE EYES OF THIS OLD MAN But he has fought enemies of flesh and blood, not windmills. Years ago, during some forgotten insurrection, this austere countryman was the nightmare of the Civil Guards. Now he delights in telling the lads of La Alberca how he came near being shot. Photographs byJ.Ortiz Echagiie MAYORESS FOR A DAY ISTHIS DIGNIFIED VILLAGE MATRON Once a year, on St. Agatha's Day, women of certain Segovia villages are chosen to assume the title and rights ofLady Mayoresses, aprivilege granted them by King Philip IV. This oneholds her staff of office asaqueen her royal scepter.