Don Quixote and Sancho are welcomed by a group of friendly goatherds, who share their meal. Sancho does not want to sit at the table where he has to use good table manners. Quixote insists.
Don Quixote reflects about better times when maidens could go where they pleased without fear of men. Times are different now, and that is why the order of the knights exists.
One of the goatherds dress Quixote’s ear wound.