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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 48 Summary & Analysis

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Don Quixote is still confined to his chamber because of the injuries suffered from the cats. As he is lying in bed, Dona Rodriguez comes in and is at first startled by the Don's reaction. She eventually settles down into a chair beside his bed, after they determine that they don't mean each other any harm, and she tells him her sad story. First, she tells of her husband's death, which was inadvertently hastened by his mistress, and then she tells him of her daughter's recent deception by a man who promised marriage. She wants him to take charge of righting this wrong. She then speaks of Altisidora's unpleasantness, including her foul breath and the fact that she has shunts in each of her legs for drainage of ill humors. Suddenly, the lights go out, and somebody begins to spank the duenna with a slipper...

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