Chapter 13 Summary

“How Candide was forced to part with the fair Cunégonde and the old woman”

After hearing the old woman’s story, Cunégonde treats her with the deference due to a woman of her rank. She follows the old woman’s advice and asks every passenger traveling with them to tell them their stories. The old woman was right; everyone does have a story of woe to tell. Candide wishes Pangloss were here to tell them wonderful things about the physical and moral evil which exists on land and sea; if he were, Candide would have the courage to make some “respectful objections” to those who cannot see the good in their woes.

The ship continues as each passenger tells his tale. When they land in...

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