Don Diego Dela Vega has been studying in Spain for three years, and returns to California in 1820 as a master swordsman. Upon learning that a new Commandante has taken command of the Los Angeles pueblo and rules with an iron hand, Diego pretends to be a man of books and music, eschewing violence. With the help of his mute man-servant, Bernardo, and a black stallion named Tornado, Diego dresses all in black and rides into the night to free a wrongly imprisoned landowner. Hiding behind a mask to conceal his identity, he calls himself Zorro and tangles with Captain Monastario and Sgt. Garcia for the first time. After besting the garrison and freeing the prisoner, Zorro rides into the night after carving the famous "Z'. Written by
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Don Diego de la Vega
If you cannot clothe yourself in the skin of a lion, put on that of a fox!