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Don Quixote Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Chapter 51 Summary

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Part 1, Chapter 51 Summary

The goatherd tells the party a story. He has fallen in love with a farmer's daughter who is very protected by her father. Both the goatherd and a rival suitor with the same qualifications are vying for the girl, named Leandra. He reveals his name to be Eugenio, and his rival's name is Anselmo. The father keeps the two hanging in the balance. Leandra, however, is captivated by another man, a newcomer with flashy clothes and tales of battle named Vicente de la Roca. She quickly elopes off with this man instead of either Eugenio or Anselmo. A search party finds the girl abandoned in a mountain cave, stripped of her belongings but not raped of her honor. Her father, relieved at finding of his daughter intact, sends her off to a nunnery. Eugenio becomes a goatherd, while Anselmo tends to sheep. He states that...

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