Immediately upon reaching Venice, Candide began searching for Cacambo. Every day he had all the ships and boats investigated, but he learned no news of his servant. As he explained to Martin, after his long journey from South America he had met only a tricky abbé from Périgord. He was sure that Cunégonde was dead, and he regretted that he had not remained in Eldorado rather than returning to this "accursed Europe," where all was illusion and calamity. Martin, as frank as ever, called his companion a simpleton for believing that a half-breed valet with so much wealth would have fulfilled the mission assigned to him. Martin advised Candide to forget both Cacambo and Cunégonde. As the old scholar continued, the young man's melancholy increased.Candide noticed a young Theatine arm-in-arm with a young lady in the Piazza San Marco. They
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young man, young Theatine arminarm, Piazza San Marco., wager. Candide