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The Faerie Queene Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Canto 8 Summary

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Book 3, Canto 8 Summary

The witch's beast escapes from Satyrane and goes back to the witch with Florimell's girdle. To appease her son, the witch creates a false Florimell (sometimes called Snowy Florimell) through magical arts. The story shifts again to the real Florimell in the boat with the fisherman. When they are far out to sea, the man awakes, and tries to rape her on a pile of fish. Florimell cries out for help, and the sea god Proteus rises to her rescue. He gives the fisherman a sound beating, then carries Florimell down to his lair beneath the waves. He too tries to seduce her, but she refuses, and he tosses her in the dungeon. The story once again leaves Florimell in dire peril (where she seems to always end up) and reverts to Satyrane and the Squire of Dames. They have met up with Sir Paridell...

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