Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

An Account of the Pleasant Method Taken by Don Quixote to Be Dubbed a Knight

Don Quixote cuts his awkward meal short and begs the innkeeper to follow him to the stable where he promptly falls prostrate at the man’s feet and begs a favor of him. He tells the landlord that he intends to spend the night with his armor in the castle’s chapel and would be honored if the innkeeper would dub him a knight in the morning so he can continue his adventures.

By now the innkeeper is well aware of Quixote’s delusional mind and determines to have some fun with him. He tells Quixote that he, too, was once a knight-errant and traveled the world doing deeds of destruction and mayhem. He is sorry to...

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