SpoilerAs Spanish bull fighters know, red is an excellent color for attracting attention. In manuscripts it was used for the rubric (from the Latin word for "red"). Placed at the outset of each chapter, rubrics provided the reader with an indication of what the following chapter was about. Now that was handy! Some were very short and simply stated "about such and such," while others were quite elaborate - spoilers, even, which revealed in detail what the reader was about to read.