'On, on, ye Troglodytes!' 'Peace, ye barbarous slaves!' 'Pay, ye Anthropophagi!' 'Complain not, ye Scythians!' 'Open not your eyes, ye murdering Polyphemuses, ye butcherly lions!' and other the like names, with which they tormented the ears of the miserable pair, master and man. Sancho went along, saying to himself:
'We Ortolans? we Barber's slaves? we Andrew popinjays? we Citadels? we Polly famouses? I do not like these names at all; this is a bad wind for winnowing our corn; the whole mischief comes upon us together, like kicks to a cur; and would to God this disventurous adventure, that threatens us, may end in no worse!'
Don Quixote marched along, quite confounded, and not being able to conjecture, by all the conclusions he could make, why they called them by those reproachful names from which he could only gather, that no good was to be expected, and much harm to be feared. In this condition, about an hour after nightfall, they arrived at a castle, which Don Quixote presently knew to be the duke's, where he had so lately been.
'God be my aid!' said he, as soon as he knew the place, 'what will this end in? In this house all is courtesy and civil usage: but to the vanquished good is converted into bad, and bad into worse.'
They entered into the principal court of the castle, and saw it decorated and set out in such a manner, that their admiration increased and their fear doubled, as will be seen in the following chapter.
Of the newest and strangest adventure of all that befell Don Quixote in the whole course of this grand history.
THE horsemen alighted, and, together with those on foot, taking Sancho and Don Quixote forcibly in their arms, carried them into the courtyard, round which near a hundred torches were placed in sockets, and above five hundred lights about the galleries of the court; insomuch that, in spite of the night, which was somewhat darkish, there seemed to be no want of the day. In the middle of the court was erected a tomb, about two yards from the ground, and over it a large canopy of black velvet; round which, upon its steps, were