Part 1, Chapter 13 Summary

A Continuation of the Story of Marcella

It is barely dawn and five goatherds, Don Quixote, and Sancho Panza, leave for the funeral service. In a short time they meet six shepherds wearing black skins, crowned with cypress-tree garlands, and carrying long staves made of holly. Behind them are two gentlemen on horseback accompanied by three servants on foot. After greeting one another, the strangers decide to travel together to the funeral.

One of the men on horseback, Vivaldo, explains that the shepherds who are wearing black in mourning told them about “the dead shepherd and his murdering mistress” and he and his companion want to see the funeral for themselves. Quixote asks what his...

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