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Candide Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 27 Summary

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Chapter 27 Summary

Cacambo gets permission from his master for Candide and Martin to join them on their ship ride to Constantinople. On the ship, Candide asks Cacambo about his Cunégonde. Both Cunégonde and the old woman are now servants for a prince, and what is worse is that Cunégonde has lost her beauty and is now quite ugly. Candide promises that he still loves Cunégonde whether she is beautiful or ugly.

Candide is still confused as to how Cacambo has become a slave as he had six million worth of diamonds when they last parted. Cacambo further explains that he had given the Governor of Buenos Aires two million to buy Cunégonde; however, a pirate stole the rest of the money and made the old woman and Cunégonde servants and Cacambo a slave.

During the trip to Constantinople Candide becomes aware of two...

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