Sancho Panza gives a different story of how his donkey was stolen, and he decides to join Don Quixote on his third sally as a knight errant.
Don Quixote is brought down from the mountains, only to run into further trouble at an inn. Eventually he’s tricked into being taken by oxcart back to his village.
Contents, summary and a selection of paintings for the first half of the first book, from Don Quixote being dubbed a knight, to his rescue from the mountains.
In a succession brawls, officers of the law try to arrest Don Quixote, but are dissuaded. When the knight wants to ride off, he’s bound and loaded onto an ox cart in a cage.
The man from Algiers completes the story of how he escaped with the Moorish woman. When a judge arrives at the inn, he thinks he recognises him as one of his brothers.
From Apelles, in around 330 BCE, the personification of Truth has had particular importance to painters, in the faithfulness and accuracy of their work. Here she is.
As they ride down from the Sierra, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are constantly bickering. But Sancho’s donkey is recovered, and they learn what happened to a young to whom the knight had given his aid.
The tragic events which drove the young nobleman Cardenio are seen in new light when they meet Dorotea, who becomes an exotic princess with a quest for Don Quixote.
Sancho returns to deliver a letter to Lady Dulcinea and get 3 donkeys, but bumps into the village priest and barber. Together they launch a mission to rescue Don Quixote from his madness in the mountains.
In which a young noble starts telling the story as to how he came to pay penance in the mountains, but never finishes. The theft of Sancho’s donkey, and Don Quixote feigns madness.