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Don Quixote - Part 1, Chapter 39 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 39 Summary

The visitor to the inn tells about his origins, in a family where the father would be rich if he could stop spending so wastefully. The father calls his sons and tells them he will divide his estate equally as long as they choose one of the professions he selects. The man, as the eldest, chooses the army. The second brother chooses a life as a merchant, and the youngest chooses a life in the church. The estate is divided, and the boys leave. Once in battle, the man is taken captive and suffers many misfortunes during his imprisonment. He regales them with the intricacies and misfortunes of the battles and takeovers. At the end of this section, he reveals the story of one Don Pedro, who is Fernando's brother, and the man is relieved to hear of his current health and success.

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