Gargantua and Pantagruel eBook

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For the Reader

Mr. Hugh Salel to Rabelais

The Author’s Prologue

Chapter 2.I.—­Of the original and antiquity of the great Pantagruel

Chapter 2.II.—­Of the nativity of the most dread and redoubted Pantagruel

Chapter 2.III.—­Of the grief wherewith Gargantua was moved at the decease of his wife Badebec

Chapter 2.IV.—­Of the infancy of Pantagruel

Chapter 2.V.—­Of the acts of the noble Pantagruel in his youthful age

Chapter 2.VI.—­How Pantagruel met with a Limousin, who too affectedly did counterfeit the French language

Chapter 2.VII.—­How Pantagruel came to Paris, and of the choice books of the Library of St. Victor

Chapter 2.VIII.—­How Pantagruel, being at Paris, received letters from his father Gargantua, and the copy of them

Chapter 2.IX.—­How Pantagruel found Panurge, whom he loved all his lifetime

Chapter 2.X.—­How Pantagruel judged so equitably of a controversy, which was wonderfully obscure and difficult, that, by reason of his just decree therein, he was reputed to have a most admirable judgment

Chapter 2.XI.—­How the Lords of Kissbreech and Suckfist did plead before Pantagruel without an attorney

Chapter 2.XII.—­How the Lord of Suckfist pleaded before Pantagruel

Chapter 2.XIII.—­How Pantagruel gave judgment upon the difference of the two lords

Chapter 2.XIV.—­How Panurge related the manner how he escaped out of the hands of the Turks

Chapter 2.XV.—­How Panurge showed a very new way to build the walls of Paris

Chapter 2.XVI.—­Of the qualities and conditions of Panurge

Chapter 2.XVII.—­How Panurge gained the pardons, and married the old women, and of the suit in law which he had at Paris

Chapter 2.XVIII.—­How a great scholar of England would have argued against Pantagruel, and was overcome by Panurge

Chapter 2.XIX.—­How Panurge put to a nonplus the Englishman that argued by signs

Chapter 2.XX.—­How Thaumast relateth the virtues and knowledge of Panurge

Chapter 2.XXI.—­How Panurge was in love with a lady of Paris

Chapter 2.XXII.—­How Panurge served a Parisian lady a trick that pleased her not very well

Chapter 2.XXIII.—­How Pantagruel departed from Paris, hearing news that the Dipsodes had invaded the land of the Amaurots; and the cause wherefore the leagues are so short in France

Chapter 2.XXIV.—­A letter which a messenger brought to Pantagruel from a lady of Paris, together with the exposition of a posy written in a gold ring

Chapter 2.XXV.—­How Panurge, Carpalin, Eusthenes, and Epistemon, the gentlemen attendants of Pantagruel, vanquished and discomfited six hundred and threescore horsemen very cunningly

Chapter 2.XXVI.—­How Pantagruel and his company were weary in eating still salt meats; and how Carpalin went a-hunting to have some venison

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