1. Why hadn't the Inca captors stripped the man of his cross and robe?
The Inca captors hadn't stripped the Monk of his cross and robe because they were talismans of a foreign god that the Incas did not want to anger. Their tribal shaman had allowed the Monk to retain only these two possessions.
2. Why didn't the Monk want to throw down his robes, despite the fact that they hindered his progress through the jungle?
The Monk didn't want to discard his robes despite the fact that they hindered his progress through the dense jungle because of the fact that they had been blessed by someone he respected. Pope Clement had blessed Francisco's robes when he had first been ordained, and for this reason, he would not part with them.
3. What circumstances led to the Monk's temporary dizziness?
The circumstances that led to the Monk's temporary dizziness were numerous. When the Monk had been captured by the Incas, they had practiced ritualized bloodletting and forced the Monk to consume a substance narcotic in nature. Combine this with the fact that the air was thin and the Monk was tired, and he almost blacked out.
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