Baltasar and Blimunda - Sections 8-9, pages 65 - 91 Summary & Analysis

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Sections 8-9, pages 65 - 91 Summary

In the following two sections, Baltasar and Blimunda arrive at the Duke of Aveiro's estate where they begin to work on the Passarola, but difficulties arise within a few moths as the Padre has to depart to discover the secret of ether.

In the first section, whilst they are back in Lisbon and before they depart, Baltasar sees his lover Blimunda eating bread once again before she opens her eyes. He considers the mystery why she does this every day that he has been with her, and, one morning he hides her bag of bread, and, when she awakens he holds her and asks her playfully why she does this. Blimunda however, is upset and become distressed, crying out and tearful - all without opening her eyes. She begs him to let her eat her bread if she will tell him...

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