Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #4

"Over the mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride," (19-22)

The shade's advice is strange. Hasn't the knight already boldly ridden all over the place searching for Eldorado? Was his perseverance not enough? Perhaps his perseverance was misplaced, or too much, and the shade is telling him this—in kind of a mean way.

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