Antonito hand rears a little black calf and they become firm friends, but the boy doesn’t yet understand the fate of the black bulls. Later, when he learns of the horrors of the bull fight, he frees Paco, the black bull, and rides with him into the hills. There they witness the bombing of their village (it’s the year 1936, and the Spanish Civil War has started) and Antonito cannot go back. During the War, Antonito hears stories round the campfire of the wonderful black bull, who becomes a symbol of freedom for them all. Could this really be Paco?
Michael Morpurgo Toro! Toro!