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The Faerie Queene - Book 5, Canto 3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 5, Canto 3 Summary

Artegall and Talus finally reach the wedding Florimell and Marinell. There is a tournament that Marinell has been dominating for the first two days, but now he is surrounded by foes. Artegall borrows a shield from the nearby Braggadochio to hide his identity and rides in to aid Marinell. When the tournament is over, Braggadochio accepts the award for defending Marinell. He also reveals that his Florimell (the false one) is more beautiful, and displays his woman. Artegall is very upset to see Braggadochio claim his reward and is about to challenge him. The two Florimells stand next to each other, and the false one melts. The real Florimell finally regains her girdle, which fits perfectly.

Sir Guyon pops back up, and claims that Braggadochio's horse was stolen from him long ago. Artegall judges, awarding the horse to Guyon since he mentions a mark in...

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