January 28, 2023

Arms Transporter

Arms Transporter Meets Don Quixote: When Don Quixote talks to a student scholar on his way to Montesinos’s Cave they see a man walking fast behind them, using his staff to beat a mule laden with lances and halberds. In a hurry to get his weapons to a group of local villagers who are preparing to battle over a donkey bray misunderstanding, Don Quixote tells this arms transporter to “wait because he is going faster than his mules would wish.” In reply to Don Quixote Conducted By Quixotic Novels request that he slow down and talk to them, the arms transporter says he “can’t stop because [his] arms are needed for tomorrow.” But before he departs the arms transporter explains that he is “planning to stay the night at an inn a little up the hill from [a] hermitage, so if [they’re] going the same way that’s where [they’ll] find [him], and [he’ll] tell them all about some real marvels.” After this brief declaration “the arms transporter [spurs] his mules [so quickly] that Don Quixote [doesn’t] have time to ask him what these marvels [are].” So compelled, Don Quixote decides that they should press on and spend the night at the inn without stopping at the hermitage as the scholar cousin would have liked. At nightfall Quixotic Novels they reach the inn and “the instant they enter [the tavern] Don Quixote asks the innkeeper about the man with [the] lances and halberds.” The innkeeper replies “that he [is] in the stable attending to his mule.” Excited, Don Quixote goes to the stable to find out about marvels promised by the arms dealer, “begging him to answer sooner rather than later the questions he had put to him on the road.” In response, the arms transporter says that “the story of [his] marvels must be listened to at leisure, and certainly not standing up.” Thus, he instructs Don Quixote to let him “finish feeding [his] donkey then [he will] tell him things that will amaze him.” Eager to hear the arms transporter’s marvels as soon as possible Don Quixote helps him “sift out the barley and clean the manger.” This humble act obliges the arms transporter to tell Don Quixote what he wants to hear.

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Donkey Bray Story: After Don Quixote sits down on a stone bench to rest, the arms transporter tells him that “in [his] village some fifteen miles from the inn, a jackass belonging to one of the [village] councilors [goes] missing, thanks to the ingenuity and trickery of a servant girl of his.” Although the councilor looks far and wide for his jackass he can’t find it anywhere. A fortnight passes; still no sign of the missing jackass. Taking an opportunity at this disappearance another village councilor says that he “‘expects a reward for bringing [his neighbor] the news Free Ebook Download [that his] donkey has turned up.” In reply, the first councilor promises the second councilor “a [fitting] reward” if he tells him where the donkey is. The second councilor replies that he “saw [the donkey] in the wood [yesterday] morning without its pack-saddle or any gear at all.” But readers learn that when the finder tries to drive the donkey in front of him to bring it back to his neighbor, “it turns so fearful and so wild that it flees into the thickest part of the wood.” Then, according to the arms transporter, the first councilor says that he must first take his she ass back home so they can search for the donkey on foot. After depositing his she ass in the stable, the two councilors walk to the wood together. But when they “reach the place they expect to find the jackass it is nowhere to be seen, however hard they look.” Realizing, then, that their search is fruitless, the second councilor says to the first councilor that he has thought of a plan for finding his donkey. The plan, the arms transporter relates, was for one councilor to go around one side of the wood and the other councilor to go around the other side of the wood, then, to sound a series of brays, in hopes of flushing out the fugitive donkey. So decided, the two Antonio (Singer) Quixotic Novels Survey councilors split up and both bray at the same time. But each is fooled by the bray of the other, hence they search for each other “in belief that they’d found the jackass.” Eventually, the two councilors meet each other, complement each other’s braying, and split up again, to resume their search. The hours pass this way and the two councilors keep fooling each other with their brays; until they devise a plan that if it is them braying, not the donkey, they will bray twice, in quick succession. To execute this plan the two councilor’s traverse the woods bellowing redoubled Quixotic Novels Explains brays. But the jackass cannot bray back because it is in a forest glad half eaten by wolves. Crestfallen, the two councilors return to their home village, and explain what had happened to the jackass to their fellow townsmen. Hearing wind of what happened to them, a group of village boys spread rumors of the donkey brayers to other villages, so that people from the village of the bray are well know by nearby villages and mocked for their braying.

Arms Transporter Explains Why Two Villages Fight: So, tomorrow, the arms transporter says, “the men of [his] village, the village of the bray, are planning to take the field against another village half a dozen miles away, and to make sure his faction is properly equipped [the arms transporter has brought] the lances and halberds [Don Quixote] sees.” This, in brief, is the arms transporter’s story of the donkey bray misunderstanding and why he carries arms.

Arms Transporter Leaves the Inn: Before dawn, the man transporting the lances and the halberds leaves the inn on route to his home village.


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