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Unformatted text preview: The vessel landed at Buenos Aires, where Cungonde, Captain Candide, and the old woman called on the proud, often overbearing governor, Don Fernando d'Ibarra y Figueroa y Mascarenes y Lampourdos y Souza. His chief passion was women. Struck by the beauty of Cungonde, he asked her if she were married to Candide. And Candide, alarmed by what seemed to be implied, stated that the mademoiselle was engaged to him and implored His Excellency to perform their wedding ceremony. In response, the insolent governor ordered Candide to go pass his company in review. He then announced that on the next day he would marry Cungonde. The young lady asked for a few moments to consult the old woman before making up her mind. 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 could retrieve her fortune by becoming the wife of the greatest lord in South America....
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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.
- Fall '11
- Candide, Candide, Cunégonde, Cacambo, Old woman