Among the Daughters/Part One

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Part One

One day Cunegonde having taken a walk in the Castle's environs, in a little wood, which they called a park, espied Doctor Pangloss giving a lesson in experimental philosophy to her mother's chambermaid; a little brown wench, very handsome, and very docile. As Miss Cunegonde had a strong inclination for the sciences, she observed, without making any noise, the reiterated experiments that were being enacted before her eyes; she saw very clearly the sufficient reason of the Doctor, the effects and causes; and she returned greatly flurried, quite pensive, and full of desire to be similarly learned; imagining she might be a sufficient reason for young Candide, who also, might be the same to her.

From Voltaire's Candide.

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