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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Don Quixote begins the tale of his adventures in the cave. According to his story, Quixote tires of hanging from the rope, so he decides to rest in a recess. He falls asleep, and when he awakes, he sees a crystal castle, from which an old man emerges. He proves to be Montesinos and beckons Quixote to come along with him. He brings him to Durandarte, an enchanted knight who had his heart removed for love when he was vanquished, after which he sees Belerma, the lady to whom the heart was delivered, in procession. At this point in the story, Quixote insists he's been below for about three days, although the other two tell him it's only been a bit more than an hour. Sancho says he believes the whole thing was an enchantment, and Quixote claims to have come upon three peasant girls...

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