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Candide Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 19 Summary

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Chapter 19 Summary

The first day of Candide and Cacambo's journey is uneventful; however, on the second day two sheep die in a marsh and, a couple days later, another two sheep die of exhaustion. Every day or so, more sheep die, until on their one hundredth day of travel only two sheep are left. Candide and Cacambo are not worried because they still have enough riches on these two sheep to buy any kingdom they desire, and they make it to Cayenne with these two sheep.

The two men try to arrange for a ship to take them to Buenos Aires. They speak to a Spanish captain but once Candide tells the captain his story he refuses to take them, as Cunégonde is the governor's favorite mistress. Candide tells Cacambo that he must go to Buenos Aires alone and offer to buy Cunégonde as he has not...

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