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The Faerie Queene - Study Guide Book 2, Canto 2 Summary & Analysis

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Guyon takes the baby to a nearby fountain to wash it and is stunned to discover that the blood won't come off the child's hands. The Palmer explains that the fountain is a transformed nymph (who preferred being a fountain to be ravished by Faunus) whose waters cannot be made impure. The three continue on foot (Guyon's horse has vanished) to a castle where three sisters live. The middle sister, Medina, offers them shelter, but her other sisters (Elissa and Perlissa) are having man trouble with their respective lovers—Sir Huddibras and that old villain Sansloy. The two men are fighting when Guyon arrives, but they soon turn on him. Medina talks everyone into calming down, and a banquet is held for the newcomers. At the party, Guyon reveals his mission. The Palmer came to the court of the Faerie Queene asking for a champion...

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