Doctor Faustus - Study Guide Act 4, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Faustus and Mephastophilis are preparing to return to Wittenberg when a Horse-Courser arrives and offers to purchase Faustus's horse. At Mephastophilis's insistence, Faustus takes the money for the horse, but first he tells the Horse-Courser that he should not take the horse into water. However, the Horse-Courser does not pay much attention to Faustus's warning and he leaves.

Once the Horse-Courser is gone, Faustus decides that it is time to get some sleep. However, as Faustus sleeps, the Horse-Courser returns soaking wet. Of course, he rode the horse into water and, when he did, the horse disappeared entirely. Thus, the man wants his money back and he wants it back right now.

Though Mephastophilis tells the Horse-Courser not to wake up Faustus, the Horse-Courser yanks on Faustus's leg until he rouses him. Then, as Faustus comes to, he tells Mephastophilis to do something about his...

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