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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 40 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 40 Summary

One of the duennas tells of how they have been basically waxing their faces to save money since they can't afford to get shaved. Quixote vows to help them in their trials and troubles. The countess states that Malambruno will send a giant wooden horse that will carry them the great distance to where he is. She says it will prove she has found the correct knight if the horse shows up, because Malambruno will know and send it. The wooden horse is named Clavileno the Nimble, and he is to be guided by a wooden peg in his forehead. Sancho has grievances with the fact that he is expected to ride it without any kind of saddle or padding. The Doleful Duenna ends with an impassioned speech.

Part 2, Chapter 40 Analysis

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