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Don Quixote - Part 1, Chapter 42 Summary & Analysis

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The party at the inn is enraptured by this story, and they all wish to ease the couple's poor lot, pledging their service. Yet two more travelers come after nightfall, a judge of heady stature in the community and his daughter, a young girl of about sixteen of great beauty. The daughter is thrust upon the ladies, and the innkeepers give up their bed for the judge. The former captive recognizes the newcomer as his brother, who followed the path of learning, and the reunion is tearful for everyone, since at first the curate just tells him the story before surprising him with the brother's presence. The judge tells that the family is very well off now, a fact that gladdens the former captive. They all retire, and Quixote resolves to keep watch outside the "castle," to protect the ladies. In the dead...

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