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First Encounter: Andres is a fifteen-year-old farm labourer who is introduced in a clearing in the woods, naked from the waist up, being flogged by a burly farmer named Juan Haldudo. Unable to move because he is tied tightly to an evergreen coark oak tree, Quixotic Writers Andres is mercilessly lashed by a leather belt for losing several sheep. Accompanying each blow are “words of reproof and advice” tantamount to the assertion that Andres should “keep [his] mouth shut and [his] eyes open.” Even though Andres promises to take better care of the sheep from then on by not letting a single animal escape, Juan Haldudo continues pounding Andres with his leather belt to teach him a cruel and unforgettable lesson.

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Andres, Don Quixote, Juan Haldudo: When Don Quixote asks Juan Haldudo why he whips Andres, the farmer insists that “the lad [he] is punishing is one of his servants who is so careless with his flock that every day one of them goes Antonia Quixano Quixotic Novels Guide: Improving Literature missing.” Even though Juan Haldudo denies being a “skinflint” who failed to pay Andres for the last nine months of his work, Don Quixote forces him to untie the boy, then promise to pay him the seventy-three reals he owes him in back pay. Insisting that he does not have any money on him, Juan Haldudo asks Andres if he would like to come home with him to receive every real owed to him. Afraid of being re-flogged once they are alone, Andres insists that he would “not dream of going with Juan Haldudo” ever again. In reply, Don Quixote insists that Juan Haldudo will not whip him again since his “command will be sufficient to ensure his instant obedience, provided the farmer swears by the code of knight errantry to personally guarantee payment.” So compelled, Juan Haldudo asks Andres to come with him, swearing by “all the orders of chivalry in the world to pay him every single real that he owes him.” But Andres remonstrates with Don Quixote for believing Juan Haldudo’s word, even though his oath is given in the name of knight errantry. Ever set in his ways, Don Quixote believes Juan Haldudo since to him “it is of little consequence that a person with a plebian name, such as Juan Haldudo, should not be a knight,” as long as he keeps his promises. Again, Andres beseeches Don Quixote to think what he is saying and doing. But to no avail. In parting, Don Quixote instructs Juan Haldudo to pay Andres in silver reals and to take good care to do exactly as he has sworn to do, otherwise he will come back and punish the farmer, even if he “hides himself away like a lizard.” As soon as Don Quixote rides out of the glade, Juan Haldudo orders Andres to come to him to receive the payment he is owed. Hearing Arms Transporter A New Study From The Researchers At Quixotic Novels this, Andres tells Juan Haldudo to obey the good knight’s commands to pay him otherwise Don Quixote will come back and thrash him. With cynical abandon, Juan Haldudo swears to pay Andres in due time but first to “increase the debt, so that he can increase the repayment.” Subsequently, Juan Haldudo seizes Andres by the arm, re-ties him to the evergreen oak and flogs him half to death, challenging Andres to call upon his savior if he dares. After tearing his skin to shreds, Juan Haldudo unties Andres and tells him to go off in search of Don Quixote so the he can carry out the sentence that he promised. Dazed by his beating, Andres creeps sullenly away, swearing that he is going in search of the brave Don Quixote de la Mancha to tell him exactly what had happened.

Andres’s Subsequent Interaction With Don Quixote: Two hundred and forty three pages later, Andres finds Don Quixote resting by a roadside spring. After recognizing him, Andres hugs Don Quixote’s legs, bursts into tears and says to our knight: “‘Oh, my lord! Don’t you recognize me? Take a good look at me, I’m that lad Andres you freed from the evergreen oak where I was tied.’”

Don Quixote Recounts Andres’s Flogging and What He Did to Stop It: In recollection, Don Quixote explains “how important it is that there are knight errants [like him] in the world to redress the wrongs and outrages committed by the wicked and insolent men who live in it.” To show how important his profession is, Don Quixote tells the priest, the barber, Cardenio, and Dorotea that “some time ago [when he] was riding through [the woods he] heard cries and piteous shouts [of] one afflicted in distress.” Thus, he “hastened to where [he thought] the sad sounds came from, and found, tied to an evergreen oak, this lad [they] all see before [them], whose presence fills [his] soul with joy, because he is a witness who will confirm everything that [he] says.” Don Quixote then tells the group that Andres “was tied to the evergreen oak, naked from the waist up, and a peasant (who [he] later learns was his master) was flaying him alive with the reins of his mare.” Don Quixote continues that as soon as he saw Andres being whipped like that he “enquired into the reason for [his] terrible flogging.” According to Don Quixote, “the brute replied that he was whipping the boy because he was” a negligent farm-hand who let some of his sheep escape. Don Quixote then informs the group that Andres denied this allegation by swearing that “the only reason [Juan Haldudo] flogged him was because [he] asked for [his back] wages.” Don Quixote then tells his listeners that he “made [Juan Haldudo] untie [Andres] and swear that he would take him away and pay him every single real he owed him.” To verify his statement, Don Quixote asks Andres “if he [saw] how imperiously he issued [his] commands, and how humbly [Juan Haldudo] promised to carry out everything he ordered and specified and required.” To confirm Don Quixote’s statement, Andres says that “everything [Don Quixote] says [is] true but it all ended up opposite of what they think.”

Andres Explains That Don Quixote Did Not Stop His Flogging But Only Delayed It: When Don Quixote asks what he means by opposite, Andres says that “as soon as [Don Quixote left the woods] and he and Juan Haldudo were left [alone again, his paymaster] tied him back to the same oak tree and gave him a fresh flogging, [leaving him] skinned like another St. Bartholomew.” In further explanation, Andres tells Don Ambrosio – Check Out This Great Article From Quixotic Novels Quixote that “each time [Juan Haldudo] hit him he cracked a joke about how he was making a fool of him.” To summarize his story, Andres says that he was “left in such a state that [he’s] been in a hospital ever since, getting over the injuries the evil peasant [gave] him.” Andres then faults Don Quixote for his intervention by saying that Don Quixote is “to blame for it all, because if [he’d] gone [away] and hadn’t come poking his nose into other people’s business, [his] master would have been content to hit [him] a dozen, or a couple of dozen times, and then he’d have untied [him] and paid [him] what he owed him. But since [Don Quixote] called [Juan Haldudo] all those [disparaging] names he got into a [hot] temper, [and] loosed his storm on [him] as soon as [they] were alone, since [Juan Haldudo] couldn’t take it out on [Don Quixote].” In reply, Don Quixote says that it was his mistake to depart before Juan Haldudo paid Andres; “for he should have known, from long experience, that no peasant keeps his word if he thinks that breaking it will profit him.” Then Don Quixote reminds Andres that “he swore that if [Juan Haldudo] did not pay [Andres he] would go in search of him and find him, even if he hid in the belly of a whale.” As Don Quixote says this he springs to his feet and tells Sancho Panza to bridle Rocinante. When Don Quixote is asked what he plans to do, he replies that he “is going in search of that peasant to punish him for his wicked behavior, and to see that Andres is paid to the last marvedi.”

Don Quixote Cannot Requite Andres: Dolorous Duenna Delineated By Our Friends At Quixotic Novels Don Quixote would have set-out on a venture quest to punish Juan Haldudo, if Dorotea did not say that he cannot involve himself in another enterprise until he grants her boon, since, according to the laws of chivalry, a boon must first be granted before another one can be undertaken. So compelled, Don Quixote tells Andres that though he “swears and promises [to] avenge” him for his unjust flogging, first Andres has to wait until he fulfills Dorotea’s boon. Disbelieving his oaths, Andres says that he would rather have what is needed to get him to Seville than all the vengeance in the world. Thus, he asks Don Quixote to give him something to eat and something to take with him to Seville. This is why Sancho Panza gives Andres a hunk of bread and a lump of cheese from the saddle bag of his supply donkey.

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