Candide - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

The old woman leads Candide to a shack where she gives him ointment, food and drink, clothes, and a bed. She leaves him promising to come back tomorrow. The old woman returns and brings him breakfast and another ointment. She returns again with dinner, and again with supper and does the same the next day. Candide tries to ascertain her identity but the old woman does not answer his questions. On the third day the old woman returns in the evening and asks that he follow her.

The two walk to a house where is guided to an apartment before the old woman leaves him. The old woman returns with a younger woman and asks Candide to remove the veil from the young woman's face. He does so and Cunégonde is revealed. Both Candide and Cunégonde faint. The old woman wakes them and leaves.

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