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The Faerie Queene - Book 4, Canto 8 Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Canto 8 Summary

Timias spends a lot of time with a turtledove that eventually leads Belphoebe back to him (she follows a jewel she recognizes) and the two are reconciled. Belphoebe recognizes that Timias' love is true and the two are happily together.

Arthur comes upon Amoret and Aemylia in the woods and applies ointment to Amoret's wounds. The trio seek shelter in the cottage of an old hag, Sclaunder, who chases them out calling Arthur a thief and the ladies whores. They next come across a squire screaming for help as a dwarf drags him about. Following them is a huge giant who keeps blaspheming. Arthur takes on the giant and cuts off his head, then frees the squire. The thankful man tells his story: he was friends with a humble squire named Amyas (who is in love with Aemylia), who was captured by the giant, Corflambo...

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