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 judge’s young daughter is in love with one of his footmen, who isn’t who he might appear. Two women play a trick on Don Quixote, and the barber wants his brass basin back.
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.
The man accompanying a Moorish woman tells his life story, how he became a slave to the King of Algiers, then came into contact with the mysterious woman.
Arrivals at the inn bring an unexpected turn of events: first four horsemen and a lady who end the deception of Princess Micomicona, then a man and a woman from Algiers.
The Priest continues reading The Tale of Inappropriate Curiosity. Towards the end, he’s interrupted when Don Quixote dreams he kills a giant. The story is completed once order returns to the inn.
After the group escorting Don Quixote from the mountains arrives at an inn, the knight retires to bed, while the others hear a story about knights read aloud. And this is that story.
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.