By Daniel Defoe
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How Sancho Panza was carried to his government, and of the strange adventure which befell Don Quixote in the castle 745 45. How the great Sancho Panza took possession of his island, and of the manner of his beginning to govern it 753 46. Of the dreadful bellringing and cattish consternation Don Quixote was put into in the progress of the enamoured Altisidora's amour 759 47. Giving a further account of Sancho's behaviour in his government 763 48. Of what befell Don Quixote with Dona Rodriguez, the duchess's duenna; together with other accidents worthy to be written, and had in eternal remembrance 771 49.
1 The host, seeing his guest at his feet, and hearing such expressions, stood confounded, gazing at him, and not knowing what to do or say: he then strove to raise him from the ground, but in vain, until he had promised to grant him the boon he requested. ' The host who (as we have said) was an arch fellow, and had already entertained some suspicions of the madness of his guest, was now, at hearing such expressions, thoroughly convinced of it; and that he might have something to make sport with that night, he resolved to keep up the humour; and said to him, that he was certainly very much in the right in what he desired and requested; and that such achievements were peculiar and natural to cavaliers of such prime quality as he seemed to be of, and as his gallant deportment did demonstrate: that he himself, in the days of his youth, had betaken himself to that honourable employ, wandering through divers parts of the world in search of adventures, not omitting to visit the suburbs of Malaga, the isle of Riaran, the compass of Seville, the aqueductmarket of Segovia, the olive-yard of Valencia, the rondilla of Granada, the coast of San Lucar, the fountain of Cordova, the hedge taverns of Toledo,* and sundry other parts, where he had exercised the agility of his feet and the dexterity of his hands; doing sundry wrongs, soliciting sundry widows, undoing some damsels, and bubbling several young heirs;* in fine, making himself known to most of the tribunals and courts of judicature in Spain: and that at last he had retired to this castle, where he lived upon his own means and other people's, entertaining all knights-errant, of whatever quality or condition they were, merely for the great love he bore them, and that they might share their gettings with him in requital for his goodwill.
Of the wonderful things, which the unexampled Don Quixote de la Mancha declared he had seen in the deep cave of Montesinos, the greatness and impossibility of which make this adventure pass for apocryphal 614 24. In which are recounted a thousand impertinences necessary to the right understanding of this grand history 623 25. Wherein is begun the braying adventure, with the pleasant one of the puppet-player, and the memorable divinations of the divining ape 629 26. Wherein is contained the pleasant adventure of the puppet-player, with sundry other matters, in truth sufficiently good 638 27.
A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe