Quixote’s and Sancho’s host is Don Antonio Moreno, and he has plenty of amusing jests planned for his guests during their visit, such as: stitching parchment on the back of Quixote’s coat that reads “This is Don Quixote of La Mancha,” and taking him through the city streets in plain dress so that Quixote is amazed at how many know him apart from his armor. In addition, Don Moreno introduces Quixote and Sancho to his enchanted sculptured head that answers questions, to which the knight asks if the whippings of Sancho would satisfy the disenchantment of Dulcinea; the enchanted head affirms Quixote’s question.
This day they visit a galley and are greeted with an elaborate ceremony by the general and its crew, but once they put out to sea, an adventure develops: the galley chases a brigantine vessel and orders it to surrender, when two drunk Turks shoot and kill two soldiers aboard the galley; therefore the galley overtakes the smaller vessel and prepares to hang the master and its entire crew. However, the master is a young Christian woman who tells her tale to the general of the galley, and low and behold, it is the daughter of Ricote (remember him from Chapter LIV?) who just so happens to be walking aboard the galley where he throws himself at his daughter’s feet and is reunited with her. She, of course, is released of her hanging, as well as the rest of the crew.