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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 54 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 54 Summary

The duke and duchess, having taken control of the preparations for the duel, have decided to substitute their lackey Tosilos for the actual man, who has fled to Flanders to avoid his fate in marriage. It is humorously noted that he has fled to avoid taking on the Dona as a mother-in-law. Meanwhile, Sancho is on his way back to the castle on Dapple, and he runs into some pilgrims on the road. One of them turns out to be Ricote, a Morisco shopkeeper and former neighbor of Sancho's. They retire to eat and get a bit drunk, and Ricote relates to Sancho that he is in exile because he is Moorish. He is on a mission to return to get some gold he has hidden, after which he will try to meet his family in Algiers, France. He asks Sancho to come help him...

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