Short Essay Answer Key
1. How does Maso help to set up Calandrino in "Eighth Day, Third Story"?
Maso helps to set up Calandrino by talking loudly in church about magic rocks. When Calandrino overhears, he asks Maso for more information which helps to develop the prank Bruno and Buffalmaco play on him.
2. What does Maso tell Calandrino about the helitropia stone?
Maso tells Calandrino that the helitropia stone is a black rock very common in the area. He explains that the helitropia stone makes a person invisible.
3. How do Bruno and Buffalmaco convince Calandrino to wait a few days before looking for the helitropia stone?
Bruno and Buffalmaco tell Calandrino to wait before looking for the helitropia stone. They tell him that a holiday would be a better day to look because fewer people would be around, and that morning would be the best...
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