Candide

by: Voltaire

Chapters 5–10

1

While he was proving his argument á priori, the ship foundered, and the whole crew perished, except Pangloss, Candide, and the sailor who had caused the drowning of the good Anabaptist.

2

Candide, amazed, terrified, confounded, astonished, all bloody and trembling from head to foot, said to himself: “If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others like?”

3

A modest woman may be once violated, but her virtue is greatly strengthened as a result.