Chapter 7 Summary

“How an old woman took care of Candide, and how he found again what he loved”

The old woman had told Candide to take courage, but he does not. He does, however, follow the woman to a small cottage. She gives him a jar of ointment to put on his wounds and brings him something to eat and drink before leading him to a small, clean bed. Next to the bed is a full set of clothing. The old woman tells Candide to eat, drink, and sleep; and then she prays a blessing over him and says she will return tomorrow. He is still in shock at what has happened to him, but is moved by the woman’s charity toward a stranger and tries to kiss her hand. She tells him it is not her hand he ought to kiss and...

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