The baron never tired of embracing Candide

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The baron never tired of embracing Candide, whom he called his brother and savior. Perhaps, he  said, they could enter Buenos Aires as conquerors and be reunited with Cunégonde. Nothing would  have pleased Candide more, and he then revealed the fact that he expected to marry the baron's  sister. Now the baron, who had been so effusive toward Candide, became enraged, and he  denounced the hapless youth as an insolent wretch. How could Candide have had the impudence to  marry  his  sister with seventy-two divisions on her coat-of-arms! The petrified young man endeavored  to reason with the Jesuit baron, telling how he had rescued her from a Jew and the Grand Inquisitor  and adding that Doctor Pangloss had always told him that men are equal. He concluded firmly that  he intended to marry Cunégonde. The baron could not restrain himself. He struck Candide on the face with the flat of his sword, and 
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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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