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Volume 1, Chapter 9 Notes from Don Quixote

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Don Quixote Volume 1, Chapter 9

The narrator manages to find another source. While at a marketplace in Toledo, he comes upon an old notebook written in Arabic and finds someone to translate it for him. They read a passage that refers to a Dulcinea from Toboso as being the best salter of pork in all of La Mancha!

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The book's title was History of Don Quijote of La Mancha, written by Sidi Hamid Benengeli, Arab Historian.

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And so we are now able to find out how the battle ended. Don Quijote, after receiving a blow that removes most of his helmet and half of his ear, strikes a blow to the Basque's head that leaves him unable to continue to fight. The ladies in the coach beg Don Quijote to show mercy and not finish him off; he agrees on the condition that the Basque present himself to Dulcinea. They promise quickly.

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