The Pilgrimage - Chapter 6, Love Summary & Analysis

Paulo Coelho
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Chapter 6, Love Summary

Paulo and Petrus stop at a local bar one afternoon where they discuss Christ's miracles. The barkeep accuses the men of blaspheming Jesus and brings a priest to confront the pair. When the priest sees the scallop shells on Petrus' knapsack he relaxes his accusations. The barkeep then tells Paulo and Petrus the story of a curse that has plagued the town for many years.

Intrigued by the tale, Petrus asks to be shown the house where the current curse victim lives. An elderly woman, accompanied by a large black dog, answers Petrus' knock. Petrus invokes the privilege of all pilgrims to receive aide along the road, and, although irritated by the request, the woman invites Paulo and Petrus inside. While Petrus talks to the old woman, Paulo locks eyes with the dog. Paulo drinks a bit of tea but is...

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