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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Master Pedro has set up his show, and a young assistant acts as narrator. The play, about Melisandra and Don Gaiferos, tells how he rescues her from the Moors. After a few other outbursts during the action, Quixote finally loses his head when the puppet Moors are chasing the Catholic lovers, and he destroys the puppet show in an effort to help them. In the process, he nearly decapitates Master Pedro as well. Through the exclamations of the others, he slowly realizes what he has done, and again he curses the enchanters for making him believe it was really happening. To pay for the damage, Quixote and Master Pedro go through each puppet and assign value to them, and Quixote ends up paying out a rather large sum of money for his damages. In the morning, Quixote pays the innkeeper very well also, and he...

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