Candide turned to Cacambo and asked him many questions about Cunégonde

Candide turned to Cacambo and asked him many questions about Cunégonde

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Candide turned to Cacambo and asked him many questions about Cunégonde. What was she  doing? Was she still the peerless beauty? Had Cacambo bought her a palace in Constantinople? He  was told that the lady was a lowly servant in the household of a former sovereign named Ragotsky  (actually a former prince of Transylvania). Much worse, she had lost her beauty. Candide gallantly  declared that, ugly or beautiful, it was his duty to love her. But how, he asked, had she been reduced  to such an abject state? Did not Cacambo have vast wealth in his possession? The valet told of the  ransom he had had to pay to the governor of Buenos Aires, and of the large sums that he had been  forced to turn over to the pirates. He himself was a slave to the deposed sultan. Candide consoled himself with the thought that he still had a few diamonds left and that he would be 
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