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Don Quixote - Part 1, Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 24 Summary

Sancho and Quixote give the man, whose name is Cardenio, some food, and he deigns to tell them his sorrowful story if they will promise not to interrupt him even once. He says he was born into a noble family of Andalusia, and from a young age was in love with a lady named Luscinda, who returned his love.

The parents are happy with the match, but his father wants him to go live with a man called Duke Ricardo and be a companion to his son, as it is a great honor and will be a boon to his future. The son, Fernando, confides in Cardenio of an affair he consummated with a farmer's daughter. He promised her marriage in exchange for her virginity. To prevent Cardenio from telling his father about the affair, Fernando determines that they should leave for a while and...

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