The pair meet a Duke and Duchess who invite them to stay in their palatial castle so they can play tricks on them remorselessly.
From preparations for their third sally to the massacre of Don Pedro’s puppet theatre, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza have trouble keeping out of trouble.
Once back in his village, Don Quixote explained about his defeat and promise to stay at home for a year. Over a period of ten days, he later declined and died.
Sancho devises a trick so he can complete his penance and get rich. The pair meet a character from the book, and discover they have literary doubles.
Arriving in the courtyard of the Duke and Duchess’s castle, a young woman’s body lies on a catafalque. It’s Altisidora, who died of unrequited love for Don Quixote.
When they sleep at the place they had previously been trampled by bulls, they’re trampled again, this time by over 600 pigs. The following night they’re abducted by ten armed men.
Don Antonio travels to Madrid to arrange for the Moroccan woman and her father to be allowed to remain in Spain, while Don Quixote and Sancho Panza travel home at last.
A visit to four galleys off the beach turns into an adventure in itself, with the capture of a brigantine. But all ends in disaster when Don Quixote fights for his future.
Don Quixote is shown a bust, product of an enchanter, which answers questions truthfully, but not on Fridays. Everyone is amazed, apart from Sancho Panza.
They find themselves in the midst of hanged outlaws, then are surrounded by living bandits. Eventually they reach Barcelona and see the sea.