At the frontiers of the Oreillon country

At the frontiers of the Oreillon country - , .Candide, ,...

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At the frontiers of the Oreillon country, Cacambo told Candide that this hemisphere was no better  than the other and that they ought to go back to Europe. Candide, rudely awakened regarding the  world he knew in Western Europe, had been sure that the New World would be that best of all  possible ones. But he replied that return would be impossible: in Westphalia, the war continued; in  Portugal, he would be burned at the stake. Yet if they remained in South America, he continued, they  would risk being put on the spit and roasted. The one imponderable was that he could not leave this  part of the world where Cun é gonde lived. Cacambo proposed that they go to Cayenne, where they would find Frenchmen who might help them  and take pity on them. They started out on the arduous journey, crossing mountains and rivers and  meeting brigands and savages. Their horses died of fatigue, and for a month they lived on wild fruits. 
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