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The Faerie Queene - Book 1, Canto 7 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Canto 7 Summary

Once again, we find the Red Cross knight fooled by Duessa as she comes upon him lying down, still resting from his fight with Sansjoy. The two talk, but are come upon by a giant Orgoglio. Duessa's pleas spare Red Cross's life, but he is thrown into the giant's dungeon, and Duessa becomes the giant's lover. The dwarf manages to escape, and finding Una back down the road, explains the situation. Una is surprised to hear that Red Cross is alive and captured (she faints a few times), but she recovers. The dwarf also tells her of Archimago's deception (the reason why Red Cross left her in the first place) and the two head towards Orgoglio. On the way, they run into the famous King Arthur (on a quest of his own but never too busy to refrain from helping a maiden in distress) and...

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