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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 52 Summary & Analysis

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The Don is readying himself to leave for Saragossa, to finally attend the jousts he set out for. Before he can leave, Dona Rodriguez and her daughter prostrate themselves before him and beg him for his help. The duke and duchess are both taken aback to realize that the duenna was serious in her plea for Quixote's help in resolving her daughter's misfortune. He accepts the challenge, and the duke steps in to accept on the behalf of his citizen, in order to have the power to control the outcome of the challenge. They do a formal throw-down of a glove, and the date is set six days later for the challenge. Teresa's letter arrives at that moment, and its contents amuse the duke and duchess greatly. They also read her letter to her husband, written in very flowery language and describing their pleasure at...

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