Chapter 2 Summary

“What happened to Candide among the Bulgars”

Once he was forced to leave the happiest place he has ever known, Candide spends his time wandering, weeping, and looking back at the most beautiful castle which housed the most beautiful baroness. He falls asleep without any dinner between two furrows of a field, and during the night, large flakes of snow fall on him. In the morning, a frozen, penniless, hungry, and exhausted Candide drags himself to the neighboring town of Valdberghoff-Trarbk-Dikdorff and stops outside a tavern door.

Two men dressed in blue take note of him, and one of them remarks to the other that Candide is a young man who is the right height. The two men politely...

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