Don Quixote Volume 2, Chapter 65
Don Antonio follows the White Moon knight to an inn. It is Samson Carrasco and he explains to Don Antonio that he contrived this whole affair to get Don Quijote to come home. Although unhappy about losing his live entertainment, Don Antonio agrees to keep Samson's true identity from Don Quijote and to provide any help he needs. Don Quijote stays in bed for six days deeply depressed. Sancho tries to cheer him up by reminding him that he came out of this adventure with no broken bones. Also, Sancho stands to lose more by their returning home since it means he will never be a count! Don Quijote tells him he only has to stay home for a year, after that he can take up knight errantry again and perhaps get himself that kingdom after all.
Don Gregorio, all of seventeen years, has been rescued. The renegade recommits his life to the church. Don Antonio says he will try to find a way for Ricote and his daughter to stay in Spain. Don Quijote and Sancho take their leave, with Sancho walking as his donkey is carrying all Don Quijote's armor and weapons.