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After Paquette had been forced to leave the service of the baroness

After Paquette had been forced to leave the service of the baroness

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After Paquette had been forced to leave the service of the baroness, she became successively the  mistress of a doctor who killed his jealous wife, and of a judge, who had freed her from prison, where  she had been remanded as a possible accomplice to the murder. A rival soon took her place, and  she was obliged to become a common prostitute, the profession she was following in Venice. She  dwelt at some length on the degradation she had to endure with only a frightful old age to look  forward to. Martin remarked that he had certainly won half of his wager. Candide asked Paquette  why it was, in view of her sad lot, that she appeared so gay, so happy. "That is still another of the  miseries of the trade," she replied. "Yesterday I was robbed and beaten by an officer, and today I  have to appear in a good humor to please a monk." Candide then conceded that Martin was right.  He turned to the monk, who, he said, seemed to enjoy a destiny that everyone must envy and who  appeared content with his status as a Theatine. But Friar Girofl
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