I, Juan de Pareja - Study Guide Chapter 3, In Which I Meet Don Carmelo Summary & Analysis

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The next morning Juan is awakened with a dash of cold water to the face. A swarthy Romany man with scars on his face stands over him. Carmelo, the muleteer, insists on being addressed as a gentleman. When the mule is stubborn, Don Carmelo strikes him a fierce blow with casual cruelty. He tells Juan that he will receive the same, if he is not obedient. They travel ten exhausting miles the first day.

Juan is relieved when Don Carmelo stops early. He soon learns that the man loves to sing, dance and drink wine around the fire wherever he can find a gypsy camp. Juan is exhausted and hungry that first night. He begs Don Carmelo for food, and the man strikes him with a club. The man tells him to learn to steal...

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