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In the third chapter, Voltaire described the "glories" of war — the well-drilled troops, the martial  music, and the "heroic" butchery, from which Candide hid himself as best he could. And while both  kings were having their  Te Deums  sung, he decided the time was ripe for him to reason elsewhere  about the cause and effect. He made his way over heaps of dead and dying men before reaching an  Abarian village. It was in ashes, having been burned in accordance with the rules of international  law. Candide saw firsthand how the horrors of war could be visited on the innocent civilians. Women,  children, old men — none had escaped. Candide fled to another village, which proved to be a Bulgarian one, and found that it and the  inhabitants had received the same treatment. At last he escaped from the theater of war. Never did 
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