Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary

Don Quixote’s Second Sally in Quest of Adventure

While others are sorting books in his library, Don Quixote has a “raving fit,” calling all able knights to arms. His outcry is loud enough to take the inquisitors away from the library. When the men leave, the housekeeper and the niece burn several more volumes which might have escaped if the men had been there to save them.

When the curate and barber reach Quixote’s room, they find him as mad as ever, standing on his bed and fighting an invisible enemy with all his strength. After they remove the raging man from his bed and calm him down, Quixote says they have caused him to dishonor the tournament by carrying him away. The curate...

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