The Baron in the Trees - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17 Summary

In two days' journey, Cosimo reaches the town of Olivabassa and the community of Spaniards who have made their home in the trees of that interior township. He finds them to be finely dressed and somber, civilized and simultaneously very well and very ill adapted to life in the trees. He learns they are exiles, nobles who rebelled against King Charles III, and that a loophole in the wording of Prince Sanchez' sentence allows them to abide unmolested in the trees even while they are not allowed to set foot in the soil of the territory.

The Father Sulpicio de Guadalete is the interpreter who is first among them to tell him their story, and walks him through their adaptations to life in the trees. The Spaniards, by virtue of having been packed for a journey, are able to maintain much of the same standard of living...

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