Cacambo -...

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Cacambo, as we have seen, never lost his head. He consoled his master, saying that he knew a bit  of the native's language and would talk with them. And so he did, most reasonably. He argued with  the Oreillons that a Jesuit should be devoured, for national law taught us to kill our neighbors, and all  people behave accordingly. But, he continued, the natives would not want to eat their friends. He  then convinced them that they should verify the facts before deciding to treat him and Candide as  enemies. And the facts were verified, whereupon Candide and his servant were treated most  hospitably. At last the Oreillons conducted the two to the border of their country, shouting joyfully:  "He's not a Jesuit!" Candide, wondering about this latest experience, decided that the pure state of  nature must be good since his life had been spared once his captors learned that he was not a  Jesuit. These chapters are particularly interesting because in them Voltaire described two utopian states of  sorts. It has been argued that life at the castle in Westphalia was utopian for Candide prior to the  difficulty that led to his expulsion. But the utopias in this section are more easily identified as such. 
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