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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Quixote comes to and announces to Sancho that the castle must be enchanted. He relates the tale of what has just befallen him. Sancho tells him that he has been beaten as well, and Quixote promises the balsam again. The officer returns with a lamp and finds Quixote not dead, as he had first thought. Quixote thinks the officer is the one that attacked him and insults him accordingly, causing the officer to hit him in the head with the lamp. Quixote decides to finally make the magical balm to relieve his current pains, and he orders wine, oil, salt and rosemary. He mixes everything up and boils it, and then he blesses it himself. He tests the mixture on himself with what remains in the pot after he has filled a container to travel with. He is at once violently ill, retching and sweating...

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