Madrid, Spain - This is the main setting of the novel.
Foil - This is the most common weapon used in fencing.
Plastron - This is the protective jacket worn by fencers. It takes it name from a part of the shell of turtles.
Two-hundred-escudo thrust - This is a fencing technique that Don Jaime invented. He teaches it to worthy students for a fee.
Paris Academy of Arms - At the time that Don Jaime attends, this is the most prestigious fencing academy in Europe.
Civil Guard - This police force is in charge of combating the anti-monarchy demonstrations.
Café Progreso - This is where Don Jaime meets with his discussion group. The men have coffee and toast and argue about politics.
Lefaucheux revolver - This is a French pistol designed by Casimir Lefaucheux. A former student gave one as a gift to Don Jaime, and...
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