Candide and Martin went to the hotel where Cunégonde was supposed to be staying

Candide and Martin went to the hotel where Cunégonde was supposed to be staying

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Candide and Martin went to the hotel where Cunégonde was supposed to be staying. When the  young man tried to draw back the bed curtains and asked for light, he was restrained by the maid.  He addressed [the fake] Cunégonde but was informed that she could not speak. The lady behind the  curtains  did  put forth her hand, which Candide bathed in tears and filled with diamonds. Moreover,  he left a bag full of gold on the arm chair. At this tender moment, two officers appeared and arrested  Candide and Martin on suspicion. "This isn't the way travelers are treated in Eldorado," said Candide. And Martin declared that he was  more a Manichean than ever. The two were taken to a dungeon. Candide provided a bribe of  sufficient size to secure their release. "Ah, sir," said one of the officers, "if you'd committed every  crime imaginable, you'd still be the most honest man in the world!" But why, asked Candide, were all  strangers arrested? The abbé provided the answer. It was all because a beggar from Artois heard  some people talking nonsense, which was enough to make him try to commit parricide. Candide was  shocked at the monstrosity of the people and was eager to get out of a country where monkeys 
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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