Chapter 10 Summary

“The distress in which Candide, Cunégonde, and the old woman arrive at Cádiz, and their embarkation”

Cunégonde is weeping, wondering who could have stolen her diamonds and money. Now they have nothing to live on, and she has no idea where she can find inquisitors or Jews who will give her more. The old woman suspects it was the Franciscan Father who was staying at the same inn as they did yesterday. She does not want to make a rash judgment against a man of God, but the holy man came into their room twice and left the inn long before they did.

Candide is sad, for Pangloss often proved that the material things of this world belong equally to all men; thus, every man has the same right...

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