Singular discovery of a hermit

"A man has just been discovered who for several years has lived alone in the wild and deserted mountains of Cape de Gata, situated in the south-eastern extreme of Spain. Some years ago he was employed in a factory at Lugo, in Galicia, which is at the opposite end of the country to Cape de Gata. Becoming enamoured of his employer's daughter the passion was reciprocated, but the lady's parents had a rich suitor in view and the factory worker was discharged. Subsequently the couple eloped, but were overtaken, and when, a few months later, the disconsolate lover ventured to return to Lugo, he found the lady had married her parents' choice. In his despair he resolved to leave the country, and set sail for Algeria. The vessel was, however, wrecked, and he was tossed by the waves on to the shore of the desolate Cape de Gata. Here he remained ever since, and when seen a few days ago by a hunter, who had ventured into the country, he presented a savage-like appearance in his covering of wild animals' skins, and with hair and beard grown to an extraordinary length. All efforts to induce him to return to civilization were futile."

From the Evening Express, 9/9/1892