The old woma1 - The old woman's advice was practical...

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Unformatted text preview: The old woman's advice was practical enough: the high born Cungonde now was destitute; she could retrieve her fortune by becoming the wife of the greatest lord in South America. Was it for Cungonde, the old woman asked, to pride herself on an invincible fidelity when the many misfortunes she had experienced conferred rights? The old woman herself would have had no scruple about marrying the governor. While the woman spoke, a small vessel entered the port, bringing an alcaide (municipal officer) and some alguazils (police officers). From them it was learned that a Franciscan father indeed had stolen Cungonde's money and jewels. When he tried to sell some jewels, the jeweler recognized them as belonging to the Grand Inquisitor. Before he was hanged, the culprit confessed. The flight of Cungonde and Candide was known to the town officials, who had then followed them to Cdiz 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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