Don Quixote rose betimes, and bade adieu to his hosts by knocking at the partition of the other room.
It seems that in another room, which was next to Don Quixote’s, with nothing but a thin partition to separate it, he overheard these words, "As you live, Senor Don Jeronimo, while they are bringing supper, let us read another chapter of the Second Part of ’Don Quixote of La Mancha.’
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a movable partition can divide the ballroom into two smaller rooms