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Last night the demons tempted Saint Anthony in vain in all the towns of Mallorca, but the holy hermit remained faithful to his oath. The enraged demons, meeting at the gate of Palma, paraded with fiery wagons through the city, before disappearing into the harbor. Next year they will try harder.


Parade of the demons in Palma, 17 January 2014, the day of Saint Anthony. Recording by Lloyd Dunn